What an amazing story.
Over 40 factory workers from Braskem America in Delaware County, Pennsylvania voted to literally live at their factory for 28 days and work around the clock in 12-hour shifts to make the raw materials needed for N95 masks:
After nearly a month of 12-hour shifts making the raw materials for N95 masks, more than 40 employees in Pennsylvania are going home:https://t.co/ZpUCC0Apc9
— WHSVnews (@WHSVnews) April 21, 2020
For 28 days straight, the team worked 12-hour shifts in two groups, making polypropylene, the raw materials used to produce a non-woven fiber used to make N95 masks, hospital gowns and sanitary wipes.
TV and the occasional drive-by visit from family members were their only contact with the outside world.
The company makes polypropylene, which is a key ingredient for all types of PPE:
"More than 40 employees volunteered to spend 28 days at the Braskem America plant in Marcus Hook, near Philadelphia, to make polypropylene — a raw material needed to make N95 masks, medical gowns and other protective gear." https://t.co/PGlHnBe4uf
— AAM (@KeepitMadeinUSA) April 21, 2020
Free drinks for life and a Presidential Medal of Freedom are in order:
May these people never pick up their own tabs at a bar or restaurant again. https://t.co/JI0e8MgRPZ
— Ben Smith (@BenSmithDC) April 21, 2020
You know, we’re going to be OK after all:
— Chief Samuel Peña (@FireChiefofHFD) April 20, 2020