STEVEN’S POINT  – Gamber-Johnson announced this week that they have partnered with CREATE Portage County, a central Wisconsin not-for-profit, to create components for PPE, specifically face shields, that will be donated to area medical staff.

“When this opportunity was brought to leadership’s attention, we knew we had to jump on it,” said Gautam Malik, chief operating officer at Gamber-Johnson, in a news release. “This initiative is closely tied to our company’s mission of supporting technology to help save the world and we thought it was our duty to assist in combating the PPE shortage first hand. Every day we work to supply first responders with the tools they need, and this project is no different.”

Gamber-Johnson was able to assemble a team of engineers who retooled current production equipment, including one of the company’s collaborative robots and 3D printer.

“It is heart-warming to see the collaboration of people in this area to create a product that is so much in need,” said Travis Pischel, design engineer, in the release. “Our community partners such as Skyward, Fabworks and Services and Heartland Farms, Inc. were quick to pitch in; providing the raw materials we needed to get the job done.”

Gamber-Johnson is a supplier of rugged mounting systems for fleet and public safety vehicles, forklifts, semi-trucks and other mobility applications.

To donate resources or money to the cause, visit www.createportagecounty.org.

Photo courtesy Gamber-Johnson.

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