The Carolina Textile District (CTD) is working with North Carolina manufacturers to produce medical supplies in the wake of COVID-19. Tsuga, an outdoor gear brand, has taken on a major role within the CTD efforts: cutting.
Automated cutting of high-quality industrial textiles is usual practice for Tsuga. Knowing the capabilities of its Eastman static table, Tsuga quickly joined the efforts to assist in COVID-19 relief. “We’re cutting close to 40,000 masks a week,” says Tsuga CEO, Jimi Combs. “Our machine is running from 6 AM to midnight.. everyday.”
So far, the coalition has produced close to 400,000 units of PPE over the past three months. Thousands of masks and gowns have been donated to essential workers and community members throughout North Carolina and the U.S.
“We are grateful to have the opportunity to take part with the Carolina Textile District in the PPE effort,” said Combs. “This is an amazing network of people within our region and we at Tsuga are fortunate to have a connection to this community.”
The Eagle S125 can cut, mark and punch virtually any flexible material at speeds of nearly 60 inches per second (152.4 cm/second), proving itself as the go-to resource for many industries. Next to unrivaled speed, Combs finds the precision cut quality to be the most impressive.
Typical to Eastman products, the S125 is completely customizable based on the customer’s application and demands. A variety of system widths, lengths and tool head accessories are available to ensure the machine is maximizing productivity.
Eastman Machine Company has been manufacturing American made cutting solutions for over 130 years and is inspired by the dedication at Tsuga. “We are proud to play a minor role in the impressive efforts of the Carolina Textile District during this crisis,” said Robert Stevenson, Eastman President and CEO.
The Eagle S125 Static Table, along with hundreds of other cutting solutions, is proudly designed and manufactured at Eastman Machine Company’s headquarters in Buffalo, New York. Complimentary test cut evaluations to capture the machine’s speed and recommended configuration are available by contacting the Eastman headquarters at +1-716-856-2200.
Tsuga has collaborated with other members of the Carolina Textile District to produce high-volumes of #PPE. "Really, our role with CTD has been cutting. We're cutting close to 40,000 masks a week." Says Jimi Combs, Tsuga CEO. https://t.co/aslmH9A3S2#EastmanMachine#MadeInUSA
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