The Hot Springs operation of Triumph Group is reconfiguring operations to help produce non-medical fabric masks needed during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Berwyn, Pa.-based company and its Triumph Group Foundation announced Tuesday (April 7) that the company’s factories will use their manufacturing resources to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) and components for oxygen distributors for first responders and local hospitals.
The Triumph Systems & Support site in Isle of Man is partnering with Nobel’s Hospital to produce valves using 3D printers that are retrofitted on snorkeling masks and connected to oxygen distributors to create makeshift ventilator masks. The site is working with other local manufacturers to produce approximately 650 valves per week.
The Triumph Systems & Support aftermarket repair businesses in Atlanta and Hot Springs will aid in the production of nonmedical fabric masks used to reduce the spread of respiratory droplets to the face. These sites will provide the high-demand form of PPE for other Triumph sites as well as community partners.
Several other Triumph sites in the U.S. will produce 3D printed face shields for first responders using approved design templates. The company’s facilities in Red Oak, Texas, and Park City, Utah, have the capacity to print approximately 1,000 units per week. The company is also exploring opportunities to print ventilator parts.
“While we work together to keep our fellow team members safe and factories open, Triumph wants to do our part to help in the crisis and produce PPE items that help safeguard our workforce and support our local communities,” Dan Crowley, Triumph Group president and CEO, said in a statement.
The foundation also is providing donations to to Philabundance Food Bank, Project Home, Operation Homefront, the Red Cross and the United Way.
Triumph Group designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls a broad portfolio of aerospace and defense systems, components and structures. The company’s clients are involved in the global aviation industry, including original equipment manufacturers and the full spectrum of military and commercial aircraft operators.