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Jun. 16, 2020
[United States] Toray Composite Materials America, Inc. (CMA)

COVID-19 Community Relief; Personal Protective Equipment and Food Donation

During these unprecedented times, it is essential for our communities to support each other. Due to recent events there has been a distinct shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) affecting our local and national healthcare providers.

In March 2020, CMA Corporate Headquarters and Plant in Tacoma, Washington was pleased to donate 240 N95 medical grade masks to help ease the local Pierce County medical providers' burden. Pierce County is working hard to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak and we are grateful for this chance to support our community.

The same month our Decatur Plant in Alabama donated N95 masks, safety glasses, and over glasses to the nearby Genesis HealthCare Cypress Cove Center, a healthcare facility that provides short term post-acute, rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and long-term care services. Before the outbreak, we partnered with the annual Barrels of Love food drive campaign and was able to collect 5,672 non-perishable food items; a record setting year! With demand high due to the ongoing pandemic, we were thankful for the opportunity to help fill our local food banks.

In April, our Spartanburg Plant in South Carolina donated PPE to the Local Emergency Planning Committee in Spartanburg County. The PPE, including 200 N95 respirators and 50 pairs of safety glasses, will be utilized to offset shortages within the healthcare community.

The CMA leadership team continues to work with all information available to keep our employees and their families healthy. We have been working diligently to protect the health of our employees with masks, gloves, temperature taking, social distancing, and cleaning activities.

Together, CMA would like to send a huge thank you to medical staff and first responders!

Corporate Headquarters displays N95 masks before being dispersed to Pierce County medical staff

Corporate Headquarters displays N95 masks before being dispersed to Pierce County medical staff

Genesis HealthCare Administrator and the Director of Nursing stand outside their facility with the donated supplies from Decatur Plant

Genesis HealthCare Administrator and the Director of Nursing stand outside their facility with the donated supplies from Decatur Plant

Decatur Plant employees stand behind the Barrels of Love donation items

Decatur Plant employees stand behind the Barrels of Love donation items