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4/10/2020

Press Release - National Filters Retooling to Manufacture Healthcare Masks

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
APRIL 8, 2020

Contact: Kathleen Achtenberg

achtenbergk@michigan.org

• Harbor Beach filter manufacturer shifts production focus in response to COVID-19 virus, working with medical facilities across Michigan

• Company rehiring employees who were laid off due to outbreak

LANSING, Mich. – Industrial filter manufacturer National Filters, Inc.

is retooling and purchasing new machinery at its facility in Harbor Beach to produce healthcare equipment critical to COVID-19 relief efforts with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today.

Collateral support through MSF will allow National Filters to purchase equipment necessary to increase surgical mask production from 250 per day to 7,200 masks per hour, and begin producing N95 respirators at the rate of 2,000 per hour. The company will also rehire 16 employees who had been previously laid off due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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