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West Paw Retooled Production Facility To Create Masks to Donate to Local Medical Workers

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West Paw manufacturing face masks to donate to local health care workers
West Paw manufacturing face masks to donate to local health care workers.

During this time of uncertainty and disruption of global health, US pet product manufacturer West Paw is supporting their local community with much-needed face masks to protect the safety of health care workers.

In March, West Paw worked to retool their Bozeman, Montana production facility, leveraging the skills of their employees who normally might be making dog toys, beds, collars, and leashes.

“As a purpose-driven certified B Corp, we live our values of community and employee support by unleashing the capability and skills of our staff to make an impact. As of this week a portion of our Bozeman, Montana factory has temporarily shifted gears to make masks for healthcare workers.”

— Spencer Williams, President, and CEO, West Paw  

As a certified B Corp, West Paw is doing its part to help healthcare workers with this critical need, as well as creating a safe work environment to keep its employees working and earning a paycheck. This is a very challenging time, both health-wise and economically, but helping others is paramount to West Paw’s values.

West Paw employee sewing face mask
Photo Courtesy West Paw

West Paw’s employees’ health and financial wellness are essential to West Paw. West Paw has extended employees more paid time off to be home with their children during school closures and also during times where employees or someone in their household is ill. Additionally, West Paw is leveraging its flex work schedules for production and office staff to ensure the health and promote social distancing. West Paw is doing its part to flatten the curve of infections and slow the spread to help us all recover quickly.

West Paw continues to make products in Bozeman and continually works to source nearly all of their materials in the USA. West Paw is confident in the supply available so that we have ample work for our staff and product available for all dog owners.

ABOUT WEST PAW

West  Paw is a  Bozeman,  Montana-based company that sustainably manufactures eco-friendly dog toys,  leashes, collars,  and beds.  Founded in  1996,  West  Paw products are sold in over  6,000  pet specialty stores across the US and distributed worldwide.  West  Paw is a  certified  B  Corp, Montana’s first  Benefit Corporation and a founding member of the Pet Sustainability Coalition. www.westpaw.com

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