Timberlane Shifts From Exterior Shutters to Medical Supplies in Lieu of Critical Shortages
In response to the shortage of PPE supplies as a result of COVID-19, Timberlane, an exterior shutter manufacturer located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA, has shifted its primary focus from shutters to shields. In addition to their existing 70 employees, Timberlane has also opened its doors to those in need of employment by offering temporary positions. To date, over 125 furloughed and out-of-work employees have been onboarded to manufacture face and intubation shields and an additional 300 applicants are pending, with the goal to nearly triple Timberlane’s total number of employees.
Meeting the demand and ensuring the safety of essential workers is at an all-time high. Timberlane is currently producing over 175,000 shields per week, with plans to increase capacity to 400,000 a week at a minimum.
Though this isn’t part of Timberlane’s normal offerings, the plan is to quickly manufacture and ship orders to hospitals, medical facilities, first responders and other front-line workers who fear running low or completely out of these critical protective supplies.
All shields are being sold at cost and are solely focused on helping those in need. Timberlane has no intention of profiting from any sales beyond the strict need to help the frontline and keep employees and members of the local community off unemployment.