Stormy Kromer filling medical mask, gown shortages


March 27, 2020

Tom LaVenture/Daily Globe

Stormy Kromer sewer Deb Teige works on making a face mask on Wednesday at the factory in Ironwood. Several employees who were not working as a non-essential business during the coronavirus pandemic have come back in to help make up the mask shortage for hospitals, first responders, nursing homes and other areas where people are at constant risk of exposure.


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IRONWOOD - As a non-essential business during the coronavirus pandemic, Stormy Kromer found its niche making medical masks and gowns at a wartime production pace to help protect health workers from the COVID-19 virus.

"The only way we will get through this crisis is together," said Gina Jacquart Thorsen, president of Stormy Kromer, a division of Jacquart Fabric Products.

Area hospitals are contacting Stormy Kromer to see if the company can produce thousands of masks in short order, she said. The hospitals have exhausted supplies and without any...

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