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We’re all aware that the spread of COVID-19 has put a strain on our nation’s healthcare system. As a result, many healthcare facilities are experiencing shortages of personal protection equipment (PPE). PPE helps healthcare workers stay safe while they take care of people experiencing contagious diseases. PPE also has uses outside the health system. Vic’s Crane & Heavy Haul uses this kind of equipment to help protect employees on certain job sites.
Vic’s is committed to helping our community, so when we heard about the Minnesota Subcontractors Association (MSA) collection of PPE equipment, we were ready to answer the call! Along with eleven other regional businesses, Vic’s helped the MSA donate over 2,100 PPE items to the MN Nurses Association. The items that Vic’s donated included Tyvek suits, eye protection, and N95 masks. The organization of inventory and scheduling of the delivery was led by one of Vic’s safety managers, Eric Evenson.
“Vic’s noted that we had several of the requested items available and thought that getting the PPE to the medical professionals who needed them most was an important contribution,” says Rob Blankenship, Vic’s safety director. The nurses who received the much-needed materials were happy to have the support of local businesses. If you or a loved one is a healthcare professional or essential employee during this time, we’d like to thank you for your work.
As COVID-19 continues to change the way we live and work, Vic’s wants to assure our customers and employees that we are monitoring this situation closely. Our office staff is working remotely, and our crew is taking every precaution to meet COVID-19 safety standards on our job sites. For more details about our COVID-19 response, please go to vicsco.com/covid-19-response.