Local companies team-up to provide lifesaving gear for health care workers

Posted at 1:00 PM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 13:01:42-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Catholic Health is teaming-up with a small local manufacturer to produce 5,000 protective gowns for healthcare workers.

In the midst of a nationwide shortage, Catholic Health reached out to The Factory Buffalo, to explore the idea of creating, "reusable protective gowns." According to a news release issued on Friday, the company's owner worked with Catholic Health to create a prototype, then partnered with QSG Technologies to speed-up production.

“In this unprecedented environment, we are looking for creative solutions every day,” said Catholic Health President & CEO Mark Sullivan. “We are so grateful for local partners like Factory Buffalo and QSG Technologies who are willing to step up and answer the call.”

The first batch of finished gowns are scheduled to be ready the week of May 4.