Dauphin Contributes Face Masks to the COVID-19 Battle Front Line
Inspired by the 100 Million Mask Challenge, office furniture manufacturer Dauphin quickly pivoted to the production of face masks for health care facilities close to its Northern New Jersey factory.
Enlisting its automated fabric cutting capabilities and skilled sewers, Dauphin repurposed synthetic materials normally used to line fabric for its upholstered chairs and lounge furniture.
In addition to producing masks at its Boonton facility, Dauphin is also supplying its pre-cut synthetic materials to local community members who have volunteered to produce masks for neighbors and loved ones.
Factory supervisor, Miguel Carhuayo researched the face mask criteria and material to come up with the best design, “We hope we will be able to help doctors and people who are helping our community in these difficult times.”
The Dauphin production team is pleased to be making a contribution, Dauphin sewing machine operators offered their sentiments:
Juana, (pictured sewing in video and stills), “It makes me very sad what is happening in the world. But when making these masks, I was filled with happiness knowing that in some way I am helping others.”
Carmen (also pictured hard at work sewing): “I feel very happy, very pleased because I’m helping others.”