Muskogee Tech making PPE supplies

Published 11:36 am Wednesday, April 15, 2020

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Muskogee Technology is producing personal protective equipment (PPE) to help assist in the fight against COVID-19, according to the Poarch Creek Indians.

Muskogee Technology President and CEO Westly L. Woodruff said in a statement that MT is always looking for new paths to help.

“We are honored to serve and do what we can during this pandemic,” Woodruff said. “I am proud we have the agility to refocus our equipment, workforce and other vital resources critically needed to assist our healthcare communities during these trying times.”

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The equipment will be provided to Baptist Health Care.

“We are thankful Muskogee Technology can shift their production to gowns for our doctors, nurses and team members,” Baptist Healthcare CEO Mark Faulkner said. “ COVID-19 has changed the health care landscape and as we work to provide care to our patients and others we serve, we are grateful this local company can partner with us in this way.” 

Muskogee Technology delivered their first batch of gowns recently.

Woodruff began working with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) upon learning of the shortage of PPE necessary to combat COVID-19. In addition to saving lives by stepping up for the healthcare communities, Muskogee Technology is able to retain their 77 employees.