Detroit company transitioning plant to make hospital masks instead of clothes

Posted at 4:42 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 21:46:29-04

(WXYZ) — Another Detroit company is transitioning its business amid the COVID-19 outbreak in Michigan.

Detroit Sewn, a company that makes fashion-wear, is turning their factory into a spot to produce medical masks for hospitals.

Karen Buscemi, the owner, will turn the Pontiac facility into a massive production center for the masks. They ahve already received an order for 50,000 masks from an unnamed company to be distributed to doctors and nurses.

Detroit Sewn is also looking to hire more people. Applicants will start working Monday, March 23 and must be skilled at sewing on a single-needle and serger. They also ask that applicants not have traveled overseas for the past 30 days or domestically for the past 14 days and have no illness symptoms. That's to not have any possibility of spreading COVID-19.

You can email to apply.

Other companies like Detroit City Distillery and Griffin Claw Brewing Company are working to make hand sanitizer.

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