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Rye Exec Helps to Re-Tool Sportswear Company to Create Surgical Masks for COVID-19 Battle

Billy Draddy Rye, NY

A Rye resident and executive, Billy Draddy, has helped re-tool his company to create surgical masks for the COVID-19 battle.

Draddy is creative director at the golf sportswear company Summit Golf Brands and B. Draddy, and according to an interview on Fox News, his company is just now delivering a first shipment of 1,000 surgical masks to first responders in Iowa County, Wisconsin, near the company’s production facility.

He also told Golf Digest:

“A week ago Thursday, we got an email through our customer-service department from one of our customers who had suggested that we could make masks for emergency-care workers. I spent the weekend developing a first prototype. We got on a conference call on Monday to discuss, then looped in our Wisconsin warehouse team who would be responsible for executing. I sent my first prototype out to them. Then through our in-house embroidery and heat-sealing machinery developed two prototypes that we then took to the Wisconsin Emergency Management Agency.”

The company has also posted directions on its web site on what is is learning in regards to how to make masks.

Watch Draddy on Fox News:


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