ND Paper Donates Personal Protection Equipment to Health Care Providers Across the U.S.
ND Paper donated 6,000 medical disposable protective gowns and 130,000 disposable medical masks to healthcare workers in Maine, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Illinois and Massachusetts (Boston).
May 19, 2020 - ND Paper announced that it sourced and distributed critical personal protection equipment for its 1,400 employees and donation to frontline first responders.
ND Paper earned thanks from both Gov. Janet Mills (D-Maine) and Gov. Tony Evers (D-Wisconsin) for donating thousands of medical grade protective clothing and more than 100,000 disposable medical masks for distribution to frontline healthcare workers in those two states alone.
At the request of ND Paper's CEO, Ken Liu, employees secured medical-grade masks, gowns, facial shields and other personal protection equipment used to curb the spread of the virus.
In total, ND Paper donated 6,000 medical disposable protective gowns and 130,000 disposable medical masks to healthcare workers in Maine, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Illinois and Massachusetts (Boston).
In addition, ND Paper also successfully secured more than 20,000 disposable masks for use at its own mills and offices.
"The health and safety of ND Paper employees is always our highest priority, but this virus has no boundaries and has impacted each of us, our families and our community in many ways," said Liu, noting the company has thus far been fortunate to not have a single mill employee become infected.
"This is a critical time for us to step up and use our global network to bring this desperately needed equipment to the U.S. and into our local communities," Liu added.
ND Paper's PPE donations across the U.S. in the last month included:
- Maine - 3,000 medical disposable protective clothing 3,000 and 40,000 disposable medical masks to Maine Emergency Management Agency.
- Massachusetts - 25,000 disposable medical masks to Boston Police Central Supply.
- Wisconsin - 1,500 medical disposable protective clothing and 20,000 disposable medical masks.
- West Virginia - 1,500 medical disposable protective clothing and 20,000 disposable medical masks.
- Illinois - 25,000 disposable medical masks to DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
About ND Paper
ND Paper is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Limited. Headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, ND Paper manufactures various types of high-quality pulp, paper and paper-based packaging materials. The company's mills in Rumford, Maine and Biron, Wisconsin are integrated paper and pulp facilities, and its mill in Fairmont, West Virginia is one of only three in the world that produces air-dried, recycled pulp. ND Paper's fourth mill, in Old Town, Maine, produces unbleached softwood kraft pulp. For further information, visit us.ndpaper.com.
SOURCE: ND Paper LLC