April 29, 2020 2 min read 18 Comments

MINNEAPOLIS, MN USA (April 20, 2020) – Responding with urgency to the national Covid-19 pandemic, Minneapolis based textile manufacturer, Airtex Group | Acme Made, have pivoted their manufacturing operation at their Minnesota facility to provide critical personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies for front line doctors, nurses and medical professionals.
Airtex Group | Acme Made, normally a leading textile manufacturer designing and producing products such as high-end linen window coverings, pillows, throws, and bags was well positioned to redeploy their workforce to sew gowns, non-surgical facemasks and assemble face shields.
“Our talented team of designers and operations staff knew exactly what to do when presented with the need for PPE gear,” said CEO Mike Miller. “In addition to our consumer home textile business, we have many business to business customers in the medical industry, so we used strong connections and supply chain expertise to get raw materials into the factory quickly,” added Miller.
The gowns are classified as Level 2 Isolation wear made from an innovative recycled material that allows moisture to pass from the inside while shielding fluids from the outside. With a softer and thinner material, this gown is lighter than most Isolation level 2 gowns, an important attribute when worn for long periods of time. The gown meets various medical industry standards for resistance of materials used in protective clothing.
“Our number one priority is keeping our team healthy, so we’ve stepped up normally stringent standards for cleaning and monitoring everyone’s health under CDC guidelines,” added Miller. “We feel very fortunate that our team has had no issues and that we’ve been able to keep everyone employed.”
The Acme Made branded Miller Face Mask is pleated, with an adjustable nose bridge and includes an interior pocket where a replaceable filter can be used for multiple use applications. The Acme Made branded Walker Face Mask is a center stitched mask with an adjustable nose bridge. Both products are made from unused upcycled scrap fabrics and available online at AcmeMade.com for consumers and businesses.
About Airtex Group | Acme Made
Established as an agricultural textile manufacturer in 1918, Airtex Group | Acme Made has grown into a leading cut and sew manufacturer in the US textile industry. With nearly 100 employees working from their Minneapolis, MN headquarters and in locations around the world, Airtex Group | Acme Made provides clients with in-house design and production services for turnkey private label soft goods sold under a variety of brands. Airtex Group’s own brand, Acme Made, provides high quality backpacks, totes and laptop cases that are Authentic, Simple and Cool. For more information, visit www.acmemade.com.
For more background on Airtex Group’s custom sewn products and textile solutions for premier retail and OEM solutions, visit: https://www.airtexgroup.com

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