Although 1,400 manufacturers have volunteered to help with producing the needed gear, for this particular effort, there will be eight companies involved, organizers said Wednesday. Trifecta Tool and Engineering in Kettering, and Evenflo in Piqua, are the two local companies.
Gov. Mike DeWine announced the alliance Thursday.
“Ohio’s innovative spirit is shining through to protect the protectors,” DeWine said.
Meanwhile, the Ohio Military Reserve in Columbus, is receiving, inventorying, storing, and packaging protective equipment, while Ohio Air National Guard members are supporting the Ohio Department of Health with logistics and warehousing, the Ohio Adjutant General’s Department said Wednesday.