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Stepping Up in Crisis

Published Thursday Aug 13, 2020

During the COVID-19 crisis, NH’s business community did not turn inward. A deep sense of corporate responsibility runs through many Granite State businesses and we highlight here how they stepped up to serve their communities. (All photos courtesy of participating companies.)

Corflex Global, a manufacturer of orthopedic products in Manchester, pivoted to manufacturing level 1 type cloth face masks and face shields within one week.

Firehouse Subs and Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation donated thousands of meals to health care workers and first responders, including Catholic Medical Center.

Concord Craft Brewing began producing hand sanitizer that it donated to first responders and others in need. Seen here, an employee at Amherst Label creates labels for the project.

Alex Ray, owner of the Common Man Family of Restaurants, partnered with artist Stacey Lucas to create signs with positive messages that he posted outside many of his restaurants. 

Dean Kamen of DEKA, second from right, arranged the shipment of 91,000 pounds of protective equipment from China to NH for the state’s front line workers.

With the New York City area facing a surge of COVID-19 cases, Fabrizia Spirits in Salem produced and donated 600 bottles of hand sanitizer to the New York City Police Department.

Johnson Applied Solutions in Hooksett delivered bulk food to the NH Food Bank’s community food pantries and agencies.

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