HBF shifts manufacturing to support local communities

HBF & HBF Textiles have taken up the call to action to support their local community in the fight against COVID-19. The brands have shifted manufacturing to produce and donate personal protective equipment (PPE) for local healthcare providers and first responders


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As HBF and other HNI Corporation companies navigate the uncertainty, the brands’ top priority is the health of members, partners, and the communities they serve.

To support these populations and the local health care providers on the front lines, they are producing and donating PPE to first responders, healthcare systems, and hospitals.

HNI is utilizing its factories in Iowa, New York, as well as its HBF Hickory, North Carolina facility to meet local needs such as manufacturing washable masks to support the rapid increase in demand for cloth face coverings recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), providing washable mask covers, which fit over and extend the useful life of scarce N95 respirators, and producing protective gowns (both washable and disposable), for use in hospitals that are facing unprecedented levels of protective gown usage and limited supplies.

HNI follows the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to ensure the safest possible working environment for members as they produce these materials.

HNI companies states that it will continue to deliver these products and services in a manner consistent with the promotion of health and well-being of all.