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US knitters band together to fight COVID-19

Beverly Knits releases statement on partnering with apparel and textile coalition to make medical face masks

23rd March 2020

Knitting Industry
 |  Gastonia, NC

Knitted Outerwear, Technical Textiles

Ron & Janet Styz of Beverly Knits, Gastonia, NC. © Beverly Knits.

On behalf of NCTO member Beverly Knits, which is part of the coalition led by Hanesbrands and Parkdale producing medical masks for the government, we would like to share a press release. Please contact Beverly Knits with any media requests.

US knitters are banding together to help fight against COVID-19 by ramping up production in the USA to provide face masks for health care workers on the frontlines.

In a statement issued by the National Council of Textile Organisations (NCTO) on behalf of Beverly Knits Inc., the Gastonia, NC based circular knitter, said:

“Beverly Knits Inc. is proud to be involved in the effort led by Hanes and Parkdale to help support the fight against COVID-19. Working with a coalition of textile companies, we are ramping up production in the USA to provide face masks for health care workers on the frontlines.”

“With the combined efforts of many small and medium size companies, we are retooling our production lines to begin manufacturing immediately,” Beverly Knits said.

Beverly Knits is coordinating the production of up to 1.5 million masks produced domestically per week. Ron Sytz, CEO of Beverly Knits, said “It is an honour to be working with great American companies, united to supply critical resources to healthcare workers and first responders”.

Companies on the Beverly Knits team are:

Clover Knits

Contempora Knits

Carolina Cotton Works

Southfork Finishing

National Safety Apparel

A Lava & Sons

Wells Hosiery

Jomel Industries

LA Corp

Greenwood Mills

Additional companies will be updated daily.

If you would like more information, please email [email protected].

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