Petra and Holum Redirects Manufacturing to Provide Personal Protective Equipment
Chicago-based presentation packaging company, Petra and Holum answers the call to retool its manufacturing production to provide much needed protective face masks and face shields to first responders battling the COVID-19 pandemic including hospitals and police departments throughout the Midwest.
With growing cases of infected COVID-19 patients throughout the United States, the need for personal protective equipment (PPE) has become a national emergency. The Department of Health and Human Services estimates that the country would need 3.5 billion masks in the event of the pandemic lasting a year. The shortage of appropriate equipment puts many first responders including nurses, doctors, paramedics, law enforcement officers and firefighters in possible harm’s way.
Born during the Great Depression and having overcome many obstacles over its 87-year history, Petra and Holum, has powerfully reacted to today’s most threatening challenge. As the pandemic started shutting down businesses around Chicago and the entire country, management immediately began to examine if there was a possibility to utilize its manufacturing capabilities to make a difference and be of service to communities both local and national.