Gov. Mike DeWine announced this week that the Ohio Manufacturing Alliance to Fight COVID-19 is collaborating with Buckeye Mask Company and Stitches USA to produce millions of high-quality, cotton face masks to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier this year, the Alliance helped identify a new way to mass produce the masks using automation. With the help of JobsOhio, investments were made in newly designed equipment, which will eclipse the state’s original project of manually sewing 150,000 masks per week — boosting that number to 100,000 masks per day. This is the first example of reshoring an Ohio product that would otherwise be made overseas. 8/13/2020