A preferred golf accessory firm, Seamus Golf, out of Oregon, has actually stopped its regular production to make medical masks for those in demand during the coronavirus pandemic.
As of March 25, the coronavirus has actually asserted greater than 21,000 lives around the world and also greater than 900 in the UNITED STATE alone. Seamus Golf is laying out to become part of the option to quit the spread of the fatal infection.
Seamus Chief Executive Officer Akbar Chisti signed up with Golf Central Wednesday evening using video clip phone call, and also when talking with Ryan Burr, claimed he and also his firm have actually moved their emphasis to production masks for individuals in the medical sector and also consumers that require them in a nationwide scarcity.
In an unfavorable time for the globe, Chisti saw a possibility and also an area where he can include worth while the golf globe gets on hold.
“This is a time where we would be putting production into larger events that are either deferred or are not happening,” he claimed. “So, it actually turns out that we are in a position to bust out quite a few of them and send them out, you know, pretty expediently.”
Good point for Chisti– some materials were currently in residence.
“It so happens that the elastic used in masks is something we can pull from our headcovers,” Chisti claimed. “We sent out an email to our customers and came back with 330 replies as of today. So, we are targeting to have to produce about 5,000 (masks) in short order.”
But production is underway, and also Chisti and also his group are en path to create concerning 200 no-cost treatment plans with 10 masks each in the following week.
“We thought there would be a lot of people needing them, but once we got the responses and the thoughts put into the emails, we basically had an emotional night where we didn’t sleep, and then we woke up and all of a sudden we went from making headcovers to doing something that really prevents the spread of this terrible thing.”
Chisti and also various other founder, Megan Chisti, have actually shut their site and also show a message to consumers on the front web page that checks out partially, “We are temporarily closing the store to allow the full team to focus and assess the situation with masks. Our second production run begins tonight.”
“I knew nothing about masks before this,” Chisti claimed. “I mean, I had no real experience in the medical industry, which is why I took it pretty carefully and took the time to understand and talk to actual people who would be out there … It’s not FDA approved or anything, but if a doctor tells you to go make a mask, you go make a mask.”