Milliken & Company teamed up with local schools to provide 23,040 Milliken Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) reusable fabric gowns to teachers and faculty, according to a news release.
These gowns, donated as part of the company’s initiative to support the communities where its associates live and work, will outfit teachers with a reusable gown to help alleviate health concerns and financial burdens of educating students in-person.
As part of the company’s manufacturing pivot to meet the demands of the ongoing pandemic, Milliken now manufactures and retails reusable Level 1 PPE gowns made with Perimeter™ medical fabric that is typically used in healthcare settings.
“As our communities prepared to transition back to in-person learning, we recognized the immediate need for PPE to support a safe environment for our children and their teachers,” shares Chad McAllister, president of Milliken’s Textile Division. “We wanted to donate our products to make a difference.”
“Union County Schools is very appreciative of Milliken & Company for donating their protective gowns to our district,” says Eric Childers, director of administration for Union County Schools. “COVID-19 has proved to be extremely challenging to handle for all schools, in particular districts like ours, where funding is limited. We feel very fortunate to have a company like Milliken reach out to us and provide protective equipment during this pandemic for our nurses, special education workers and teachers.”