These co-workers lived together in a factory for 28 days to make materials for personal protective equipment
From Good Morning America by Tommy Brooksbank
A group of factory workers at two separate manufacturing plants are finally home after spending nearly a month working around the clock to make materials for health care personnel amid the COVID-19 crisis.
The 80 workers, who spent 28 days straight in 12-hour shifts at the Braskem America plants in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania, and Neal, West Virginia, unanimously decided at the end of March to eat and sleep at the factories where they make materials for N95 masks and surgical gowns.
“Our team wanted to help where they could and were committed to creating these necessary items for our nation’s pandemic response,” Marcus Hook plant manager Stephanie Whitesell said. “We floated the idea and immediately had more volunteers than we needed.”
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