Five more Oakland County companies will share $100,000 in “Saving Business, Saving Lives” grants to make needed personal protective equipment such as masks and face shields, to be used in the fight against COVID-19, according to a press release.
Oakland County Executive David Coulter announced the awards, which come from a $1 million fund to incentivize Oakland County manufacturers who can shift production to personal protective equipment such as masks, gowns and face shields or medical device components.
The “Savings Business, Saving Lives” grant is part of a larger job stabilization fund. The county has appropriated nearly $14 million to help small businesses adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The most recent companies receiving grants are:
- T.M. Shea Products Inc. of Troy: The company specializes in plastic and die cut manufacturing for displays and promotional signs. Production will now include face shields, plastic sneeze guards and credit card guards.
- Foam-N-More of Clawson: The company specializes in foam products such as mattresses, mattress toppers, cushions and custom-cut foam. It will now include the manufacture of face shields.
- Broadway Embroidery of Lake Orion: The company produces traditional embroidery and will now also produce custom-embroidered triple-layer face masks.
- Inkpressions of Commerce Township: The company specializes in high-quality screen printing and embroidery products. It has transitioned to the full-time production of dual-filter cotton face masks.
- D.S. Sales, dba Premier International of Wixom: The company provides die cut foam, fibers and other materials for the auto industry. The company will now include production of face shields in its portfolio.
— Kathy Blake, MediaNews Group