Dallas, TX April 7, 2020
Classic Caps & Embroidery have flipped production at their Dallas factory from ballcaps and specialty embroidered items to manufacture personal protective equipment (PPE) in the form of face mask and face shields. They are doing this in a bid to essential workers and for use by the public in their effort to flatten the COVID-19 curve.
Classic Caps & Embroidery shares that their first concern has been for the safety of their employees. The factory is staffed by volunteer employees only. The manufacturing facility has been sanitized and with an abundance of caution, every effort made to ensure the safety of the team.
CEO Valerie Granat greets her employees personally every morning. Temperatures are taken, personal distancing is always maintained with floor markers, and everyone wears protective masks and practices frequent hand washing.
The masks available consist of three components; a fully washable, breathable face mask which encases a MERV13 filter insert. While the foam masks are washable, the inserts can be replaced. Filter refills are sold in packs of 12, 24, and 36. The protective filters are rated for small particle containment and industrial use, offering better protection than any standard cloth face masks. The third component is a plastic full-face shield. This design allows the mask to be worn alone or in conjunction with the extra plastic faceguard as circumstances require.
Classic also offers a plastic full-face shield. This design allows the mask to be worn alone or in conjunction with the extra plastic faceguard as circumstances require.
Classic Caps & Embroidery have already begun production of masks for the University of Texas Health Science in San Antonio in addition to orders from private companies and individuals.
Classic Caps & Embroidery is a family-owned Dallas business that has been manufacturing specialty sewn and embroidered items for clients such as Ralph Lauren, LDS Church, and Lexus since 1928.
Valerie Granat, CEO