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Under Armour to make over 500,000 masks for hospitals

Posted at 7:44 AM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 09:14:54-04

BALTIMORE — Under Armour is giving back to the community during the coronavirus pandemic.

The sportswear company is expected to make over 500,000 masks, 1,000 face shields, and thousands of hospital gowns for state hospitals.

Employees have also volunteered to fill 50,000 fanny packs with medical supplies.

Under Armour says employees are practicing social distancing while making the masks, shield and gowns.

"When the call came in from our local medical providers for more masks, gowns and supply kits, we just went straight to work," said Randy Harward, SVP of Advanced Material and Manufacturing Innovation at Under Armour. “More than 50 Under Armour teammates from materials scientists to footwear and apparel designers from laboratories in Baltimore and Portland quickly came together in search of solutions.”

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