Alabama steel-manufacturer AM/NS Calvert recently made a donation of face shields and “ear savers” to the University of South Alabama Children’s & Women’s Hospital.
A release from the company detailed that AM/NS Calvert collaborated with their long term partners at the University of Alabama for innovative solutions to meet the needs of frontline health care providers in the state.
Through an ongoing five-year partnership between AM/NS Calvert and “The Cube” (a printing lab at the University of Alabama College of Engineering), the face shields were 3D printed and configured for donation locally in Mobile, near the company’s main steel processing plant.
This continues the Capstone’s work to provide for frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Three colleges at the University of Alabama continue to collaborate to keep health care workers safe during the outbreak: UA’s College of Community Health Sciences, the Culverhouse College of Business and the College of Engineering are producing medical face guards for health care professionals across Alabama.
The ear savers sent to USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital were specifically developed and printed by the AM/NS Calvert innovation team, who quickly put to use the ability to utilize 3D printing to create PPE. Additionally, the Exploreum Science Center took advantage of their ExploreTech STEM Lab, sponsored by AM/NS Calvert, to 3D print more ear savers for donation to local health care workers.
“AM/NS Calvert is proud that in times of crisis, we can quickly collaborate with our community partners,” stated Myriam Aerts, chief people officer for AM/NS Calvert. “We appreciate our first responders and local healthcare professionals, and we are grateful we can contribute to their important work here in our region.”
The donation to USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital was received on May 1.
Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn