PPE Face Shield Delivery to Mount Sinai.

2020 has been quite a year– though we started off strong with predictions for the future of hardware and manufacturing, this year has turned out quite different than expected due to the COVID-19 pandemic. New York City was hit especially hard. When cases skyrocketed here, many hospitals experienced a shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); face masks, shields, and gowns that were typically available were suddenly in short supply throughout all aspects of their supply chains.

The NYC Hardware Community took action. Over 20 partners have joined SecondMuse to respond to this crisis by tapping into global supply, pivoting domestic and local supply, sourcing solutions to financial and capital gaps, and serving as a bridge between procurement offices and a rapidly fluctuating market. Together, we helped manufacture and deliver over 1,000,000 face masks and shields to over 100 healthcare facilities. To thank you all, we’ve highlighted the stories from the NYC Hardware Community here– read about the amazing feats of the community, share with your networks, and celebrate your accomplishments together!

As we continue our quarantines and social distancing practices, remember to always celebrate the small wins! Share the stories of the NYC Hardware Community, continue to support your local communities and businesses, and most importantly– stay healthy!

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