Western Canada’s Mustang Survival, a leader in boating safety and well known for it’s innovative solutions in PFDs and survival equipment has turned its attention to the frontlines – this time, on land.
In a recent Facebook Post, Mustang reported:
Responding to the global pandemic—and seeking a way we could leverage 50+ years of engineering experience and technical fabric insight—our team has spent the past two weeks working closely with the local healthcare sector to rapid prototype and test a safety-certified isolation gown for frontline healthcare workers.
Our facility in Burnaby, BC [is now conducting] the first pilot run of the production of the first 200 Level 3 Isolation Gowns.
“Our 50-year history, of developing innovative solutions for both Military and public safety professionals, combined with the unique advantage of being part of a cutting edge design community here in Vancouver, provides us with the ability to adjust and pivot our focus on developing a solution” – Mark Anderson, Director of Engineering, Mustang Survival
From the initial 200 gowns going into pilot-production today, we’ll take out 10 samples to share with other local manufacturers who are getting prepared to set up production. And, if all goes well in this first pilot run, we’ll be flipping the entire factory to focus on making these gowns, full time.
Beyond getting local manufacturers on board, we’re encouraging manufacturers with sewing and seam sealing capacity to jump on board; we’re planning on releasing the technical specifications so communities around the world can provide a local solution to this global crisis.
Huge thanks and acknowledgement to Boardroom Clothing and KenDor Textiles; our collaborators in bringing this project to life. Finding this solution with such speed and agility wouldn’t be possible without the manufacturing community rallying behind the cause – and it’s the community coming together that’s going to help this garment positively impact as many people as possible.
For additional information: Saving Lives… On Land via CBC.
As long time partners in the marine industry North South Yacht Sales celebrates Mustang’s successes. It is a bright light in this otherwise, difficult time.
With regard to boat sales, marine facilities and yacht clubs have been deemed non-essential services and are closed until May 1st, 2020. We anticipate being able to resume boat viewings, tests and surveys when the facilities re-open.
In the meantime, we invite you to shop online for the boat of your dreams and contact the listing yacht broker with any questions.
North South Nautical Group