Board Converting News, January 18, 2021

Gerber Technology Donates 5,000 Gowns To Organizations In Need With the significant rise of COVID-19 cases, Tolland, Con- necticut based Gerber Technology has launched an ini- tiative to help local communities in need of protective gowns. In partnership with their network of manufacturers and charitable associations, RetailersUnited and Fashion For the Frontlines, Gerber is donating 5,000 Level 1 gowns to various organizations in need. The gowns are made of DuPont Tyvek material that is specifically assigned to Ger- ber Technology for use in PPE (personal protective equip- ment) production. All of the gowns are being produced in U.S. factories to help keep local workforces employed. Gerber has been committed to making PPE more wide- ly available since the creation of their PPE Task Force in March 2020. Since then, the technology partner has helped over 1,700 companies pivot their supply chain for PPE production. Gerber estimates that it has empowered production of over 100 million gowns and 8 billion face coverings during the pandemic in 2020. Through their most recent gown donation efforts, Gerber will help en- sure health organizations across the U.S. have access to high-quality, industry standard PPE to keep them safe. The recipients of the gowns were determined by Ger- ber Technology jointly with non-for-profit organizations RetailersUnited and Fashion For the Frontlines. Since the early days of the pandemic in March, Gerber Technology has worked closely with both organizations. Fashion For the Frontlines’ is focused on getting critical PPE to those in need on the frontlines in healthcare. “We continue to see unmet needs of PPE across the U.S. in hospitals, healthcare systems, retailers, commu- nities and more, but by simplifying the supply chain and producing more PPE domestically, these shortages will be mitigated,” said Deborah Weinswig, CEO of Core- sightResearch and Board Member of RetailersUnited. We value our continued collaboration with Gerber Technolo- gy and thank them for this contribution. With the recent alarming spike in COVID cases, these gowns are desper- ately needed, especially by smaller organizations whose funds and access to PPE are more limited.” The recipients of the donated gowns include the NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities for local distribu- tion, Eger Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Staten Island, NY; Housing Works, Inc. in Brooklyn, NY; and Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board in South Dakota. “Every community is in great need of help as they con- tinue to fight COVID-19, especially right now“ said Karsten Newbury, Chief Strategy and Digital Officer at Gerber Technology. “We are proud to be doing our part to help frontline workers be safer as they perform critical services for their communities. We are grateful for the partnerships with the manufacturers who have done their part to pro- duce personal protective equipment during this very dif- ficult time.



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January 18, 2021

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