ALERT: Call for COVID-19 Emergency Supply Sourcing

The Manufacturer & Business Association (MBA) is committed to supporting our community and its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In conjunction with  regional health-care organizations and trade groups, the MBA is seeking to connect member companies with those who need assistance by supplying vital products and services.

Below is a general list of supplies needed by several northwestern Pennsylvania facilities and their contact information. For those hospitals and medical facilities not listed, we strongly encourage you to visit their websites to see how you can help.

General Supply List:

  • N-95 Masks
  • Face Shields / Safety Goggles
  • Impervious Gowns
  • Ventilators
  • Hand Sanitizers

For AHN Saint Vincent, please coordinate with Christine Bowen by emailing Christine.Bowen@ahn.org. For additional information on ways you can help Allegheny Health Network (AHN) facilities, please visit https://www.ahn.org/coronavirus/ways-to-help.

For Community Health Net, please coordinate with Tom Gromacki at covidresponse@community-healthnet.com.

For EmergyCare, please coordinate with Rob Ewing at rewing@emergycare.org.

For Millcreek Community Hospital, please coordinate with Bill Henwood at 814/868-8202 or email whenwood@mch1.org.

For UPMC Hamot, please coordinate with the Hospital Command Center at 814/877-1013. For additional contact information for UPMC facilities and supply requests, see https://www.upmc.com/coronavirus/donations.

For Pleasant Ridge Manor, please coordinate with Greg Ferrick at gferrick@pleasantridgemanor.com or by calling 814/474-5221 Ext. 268.

Logistics Plus also is working to bring supplies into the United States to support our local hospitals and nursing care facilities. Learn more at http://covid.logisticsplus.net/

Red Letter Hospitality is also helping to address a new need: providing food for health-care workers, first responders and those organizations essential to keeping our community running safely and smoothly. To learn more about partnership details and monetary donations, contact Billy Lewis at billy@rl-hospitality.com.

Sarah A. Reed Children's Center has established a COVID-19 Emergency Fund to provide medical equipment to protect staff and children, technology for remote counseling and other emergency supplies. To learn more or to donate, visit https://www.sarahreed.org/donate/?blm_aid=2708481.

In addition, MBA members that can produce a variety of medical equipment and supplies are asked to contact the National Association of District Export Councils (NADEC) to help address the national emergency that we are facing.

If your company either produces or could produce the products below, please contact NADEC Board Member Rudy Ortiz immediately at 501/749-7484.

NAICS Code                     Product Category

33911 –  Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing

33591 –  Battery Manufacturing

325611 –  Soap and Other Detergent Manufacturing

325612 –  Polish and Other Sanitation Good Manufacturing

325412 –  Pharmaceutical Preparation Manufacturing

326111 –  Plastics Bag and Pouch Manufacturing

33451 –  Medical Device Manufacturing

 Thank you for your help! The MBA will be recognizing member companies that assist with this effort in an upcoming issue of the Business Magazine. Please let us know of your contributions on http://www.mbabizmag.com/call-for-covid-19-emergency-supply-sourcing/.

Once again, if you are in need of any COVID-19 assistance for your own operation, please visit the MBA’s comprehensive COVID-19 Employer Resources webpage at https://www.mbausa.org/covid-19/ for the most current updates and contact information.

We are here for you!

 — Your MBA Team

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