Manufacturers asked if they can switch to making safety products

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Manufacturers asked if they can switch to making safety products

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 10:37am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Associated Industries of Vermont (AIV),VMEC, State of Vermont Regional Development Corporations (RDCs) and other partners are working together to identify Vermont manufacturers and other businesses who can currently supply, or could convert operations to supply, products and services in the COVID-19 crisis. 

Your completion of this short survey - Identifying Current and Potentially Convertible Suppliers of Critical Products and Services - will help accelerate and power this very important local supply chain effort.  This is a constantly adapting response effort, and this survey and the efforts it supports will also continue to grow as needs and opportunities to make connections evolve.

The state still has a need for N95 masks. A new urgent need from the state is commercial grade UV lights for disinfecting purposes.  Please let us know if you can provide these items or know who might be able to in your survey reply. 

Here is a list of healthcare supplies and equipment requested from other states and federal agencies.  Please consider these as you respond to the survey.  

All 95 PPE; Biohazard Waste Bags (red, 10 gallon, 24" or similar in size);  Cleaning Solution Spray (Vionex, Cavicide or similar); Comfort Strips (Max Ari 2000-201); Cotton swabs with long wooden sticks; Digital thermometers (forehead); Disposable stethoscopes; Endotracheal tubes (assorted sizes); Face shields (with band, disposable); Falcon tubes; Gloves (all sizes); Goggles (antifog, splash/impact-resistant, Condor, similar to Grainger #1VT70); Gowns (Disposable, All Sizes-ISO rated, surgical gowns, impermeable, polypropylene, 3-layer, looking for at least 500,000 of each size or 2,000,000 of one size fits all);  Hand Sanitizer Bottles (4, 8, 12, 24 oz. bottles); Hand Soap (any sizing, foaming or not, sanitizing); Impermeable Barriers; Lightweight protective suits; Li-Ion Batteries (Small - Max Ari 200-36T); N95 masks; Over-the-shoe booties; PAPR Hoods (All Sizes - 3M or alternative brands); PAPR - MaxAir CAPR Systems; Rapid PCR test kits; Rubber gloves; Sanitizing/Disinfectant Wipes; Surgical Procedure Masks w/Shield Attached; Ventilators (specifically PEEP); Vital sign monitors. 

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact AIV at or Patricia Giavara, VMEC Assistant Director,  For other COVID-19 resources for manufacturers, visit or