EASTON, Pa. - A sports apparel maker in Easton, Northampton County is one of the businesses that has switched to making products to help health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
Fanatics shifted from making baseball jerseys to safety masks and gowns for health care workers, according to Governor Tom Wolf's office.
Textile manufacturer Gitman Brothers of Ashland, Schuylkill County was among other businesses Wolf highlighted Wednesday. It shifted to creating antimicrobial hospital gowns.
Crazy Aaron’s, in Norristown, Montgomery County, transitioned from making Thinking Putty, a learning slime for children, to manufacturing hand sanitizer. The company has been donating the hand sanitizer to municipal workers, healthcare facilities, public utilities and first responders in the Norristown and Philadelphia communities.
“These production efforts are still ongoing and are continuing to help us build our stockpile in anticipation of a resurgence,” Wolf said. “Whether big or small, I am grateful to every business and every worker who assisted in this effort."