‘Apollo 13 moment:’ Richmond company designs, produces shields for Reid

A global shortage of Personal Protective Equipment that was putting thousands of healthcare workers at great risk has led to an "Apollo 13 moment" at a Richmond plastics company -- and major relief to Reid Health's clinical staff on the frontlines of the COVID-19 outbreak. The new virus outbreak worldwide, along with panic buying and [...]

‘Houston, we have a partnership:’ Companies join in making face shields

A successful effort by a Richmond company to manufacture equipment to protect healthcare and emergency workers now involves three companies who are providing thousands of face shields to customers across the nation. Doug Borgsdorf, Business Unit Director with Primex Plastics, says the effort's updated tagline is "Houston, we have a new partnership!" He was referencing [...]

Primex develops plastic divider system for golf carts

PrimexProtect Eagle and Birdie lines designed to help courses maintain player spacing while operating at full capacity. To help keep golfers on the course while still practicing social distancing, Indiana-based Primex Plastics Corporation has created the PrimexProtect Eagle and Birdie lines of golf cart dividers (patent pending). The dividers are easily installed plastic shielding systems [...]

Local industries hustle to meet healthcare needs during crisis

Innovation, speed, collaboration, and follow-through. Those seem to be the watchwords of Wayne County, Indiana industries as they respond to the coronavirus pandemic. On Sunday, March 22, a discussion of the looming shortage of Personal Protective Equipment at Reid Health in Richmond sparked an idea. Perhaps Primex Plastics (also in Richmond) could help with face [...]