How 6 Richland County manufacturers are giving back

Face mask
Face mask | Photo via Pexels

We know you’ve heard it countless times – these are unprecedented times for not only Columbia but the entire world. One bright light right now is witnessing the overwhelming sense of community as businesses and individuals work to help others. 

With the help of Richland County Economic Development + a little digging we’ve put together a list of six local manufacturers who have utilized their equipment to produce items to benefit the community.

Intubation Box | Photo via Peralta Woodworks

Nephron Pharmaceuticals | Sterile pharmaceutical manufacturer of respiratory medication

Donated fifty liters of hand sanitizer to the William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center.

Asked to add 6 filling lines as demand was 48% higher than normal in mid-March, with orders for 87 million doses of inhalation solution to treat respiratory issues.

○ Opened a childcare facility from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. to help employees with children while schools are closed.

Peralta Woodworks | Woodwork manufacturing

Manufacturing reusable intubation boxes to protect healthcare workers while treating COVID-19 patients. 

Jushi | Fiberglass manufacturing

Donated 5,000 surgical masks and 11 boxes of gloves to South Carolina Emergency Management. 

Begun the production of hand sanitizer.

IMCS | Biotechnology manufacturing

Produced over 100 liters of hand sanitizer in partnership with the South Carolina Hospital Association.

The Ritedose Corporation | Sterile healthcare product manufacturing

Begun the production of hand sanitizer.

Donated approx. 1,500 bottles to Prisma Health. 

Sleep Number | Mattress and bedding manufacturing

Repaired nearly 200,000 N-95 masks for healthcare workers in partnership with the South Carolina Hospital Association. 

Looking for a way to give back but don’t have the means to produce hand sanitizer? Check out these five easy ways to support our community during the coronavirus outbreak.