As the United States continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) has identified hundreds of U.S. manufacturers available to produce needed medical equipment.
A survey conducted by CPA found more than 600 domestic manufacturers with the capacity and resources to make personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical devices. CPA is now offering their services to President Trump.
“America’s manufacturers stand ready to help our nation in time of need,” CPA Chair Dan DiMicco said in a statement. “Domestic manufacturers can ramp up or modify their existing capabilities to produce needed equipment for the COVID-19 crisis. We look forward to connecting President Trump and his COVID task force with companies that have expertise in making active pharmaceutical ingredients, printed circuit boards, precision metal and plastic parts, optics, textiles, and other equipment.”
With 17 million Americans filing for unemployment in the past three weeks, CPA is concerned that large multinational companies involved with the production of COVID-19 supplies are continuing to rely excessively on global supply chains, sending federal funds designated for relief efforts out of the country.
CPA is urging that large, multinational original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) work with domestic suppliers by sharing designs and inviting bids.
“The 600 companies we identified are the tip of the iceberg,” said Michael Stumo, CEO of the CPA, in a statement.
Click here for a list of manufacturers ready to assist with COVID-19 relief.
Click here to read more about America’s over-reliance on global supply chains for pharmaceutical and medical production.