Caster Concepts’ shifts production to produce COVID-19 medical supplies
Thursday, April 9, 2020
ALBION, Mich. – As a company that directly supports defense, aerospace and transportation manufacturing, Caster Concepts Inc. (CasterConcepts.com) heeded the call for materials for healthcare workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.
Caster Concepts, a leading global manufacturer of industrial casters and wheels, now also makes headbands for face shields. The production is in partnership with Technique Inc., a metal fabricator based in Jackson. Working together, up to 5,000 face shields are produced daily and shipped to hospitals.
“These supplies are going to the true heroes in this story: our healthcare professionals who are caring for people around the clock. We want to make sure they’re well-equipped to do their job and be safe while they’re doing it,” said Caster Concepts CEO Bill Dobbins.
Caster Concepts continues to produce its renowned line of ergonomic casters, wheels and tread, ensuring the nation’s supply chain of essential materials remains functioning. Only essential staff members remain at the plant in Albion, and all efforts are taken to ensure their safety.
The company has instituted a strict cleaning protocol, sanitizing and cleaning commonly used areas by spraying working surfaces three times a day with a 70 percent isopropyl alcohol solution.
“Safety plays a significant role in everything we do, including the safety and protection of our employees, and by extension, our customers. We have taken preventative and proactive measures at our headquarters to protect employee health,” Dobbins said.
Bill Dobbins, President