Here, in SEAMS’ continuing series of stories highlighting some of our members who are rallying around the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shortage, we are featuring three companies – MMI Textiles, Clothier Design Source and A. Rifkin Co. – who have answered the call.

As the go-to resource for the sewn products industry, we appreciate those members who are stepping up to address the critical need for these products during the COVID-19 pandemic. As you well know, our industry plays a vital role in the health, safety and wellbeing of our citizens, and we’re excited to call out these incredible efforts. We are proud of you.

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MMI Textiles

Westlake, Ohio-based MMI Textiles, a converter of a wide range of textiles, moved quickly to address the need for PPE during this crisis, according to Geoff Senko, MMI’s national account manager.

“MMI made the decision to be as helpful as we could very early on in this pandemic,” he said. “Obviously, this took a great commitment of capital and time. We value our ability to be flexible with the different products we can produce. The textile world is a complex place of yarn spinners, weavers, finishers, nonwoven producers, etc., so MMI’s ability to tie all of this together is essential to supplying all our customers’ needs.”

During its pivot into PPE, the company has daily meetings with updates from its leadership on product offerings, lead times, performance characteristics, AAMI standards and more, he added.