Inspired to Help
We applaud and thank all those who are making face masks. When we heard from the 82-year-old mother of one of our owners that it is difficult to obtain materials for flexible strips to make the masks more protective and comfortable, we knew we could help.
We started making rust-free aluminum nose strips and giving them away. We were quickly overwhelmed and humbled by all of the hard-working sewers out there. In less than two weeks, we produced and shipped over 500,000 strips to over 3,000 mask makers, at no charge.
While many generous folks have voluntarily helped us with the shipping costs, the volume has necessitated that we charge a minimal amount for shipping, packaging, handling, and raw materials but this is still being done in the USA from USA raw materials. We are sincerely sorry that we have had to stop providing things at no charge but shipping costs alone were into the thousands of dollars each day, which became impossible given today’s business environment.
I have to say the best masks I have made have been with your metal strips. These things are a game changer.
Thanks for joining our efforts. I live in NYC and hear ambulances all day long. We are quilters in our 70’s and I ordered enough for eight of us. You are doing great things!
Your nose pieces are perfect! Just the right weight and so easy to work with! Thanks so much for sending them out so quickly.
About The Strips
We are using the same aluminum used in our high quality roofing systems. The aluminum is approximately 0.020” thick, with a clear coat on one side and a PVDF coat on the other for corrosion resistance. The strip width is 0.25” and the lengths may vary from 3.125” – 3.75”. They have 90-degree corners which, if desired, can be rounded off using scissors or sandpaper. Orders ship within 1-2 business days from Piqua, Ohio.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the world. Thank you for selflessly giving to others. Sew On!
We also want to recognize Everyday Technologies, a metal fabrication company that is also helping in this effort to make face masks more effective and comfortable. We are both Kingdom Businesses striving to live well into God’s unique positions for us in the marketplace.
We are committed to serving the world around us with care and love, focusing on relationships, kindness, and proper education about the metal roofing industry. It is out of this care that we’re seeking to serve in the COVID-19 crisis.
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