Boeing is supporting communities and the healthcare professionals working tirelessly to stop the COVID-19 virus, the company announced.
The American defense major said in a statement that it is taking additional steps to support COVID-19 recovery and relief efforts.
These steps include:
+ The company will begin using its 3D printing capabilities at several facilities across the United States to manufacture face shields to help protect those who are on the front lines of fighting the virus. Boeing’s initial production goal is to produce thousands of face shields per week followed by subsequent production increases. The company has additive manufacturing machines in St. Louis, Missouri; El Segundo, California; Mesa, Arizona; Huntsville, Alabama and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that will be used for this initial response, as long as those facilities remain in operation, consistent with federal, state and local health orders and the health and safety of Boeing employees.
+ Boeing offered the use of Dreamlifter, one of the largest cargo carriers in the world, to help transport critical and urgently needed supplies to healthcare professionals involved in COVID-19 relief efforts. The company said it is coordinating closely with government officials on how best to provide support.
+ To date, Boeing has donated tens of thousands of masks, gloves and other equipment to hospitals in need. We’re also analyzing several other ways we can use our engineering, manufacturing and logistics expertise to help the cause.