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By David Pan
Beacon reporter 

Mukilteo company joins fight against COVID-19

Kaas Tailored shifts focus from making furniture to producing surgical masks, face shields

Series: Coronavirus | Story 26

Last updated 4/21/2020 at 1:52pm

Davd Pan

Tam To, an employee of Kaas Tailored, sews a surgical mask. Responding to Providence's 100 Million Mask Challenge, Kaas Tailored has produced more than 140,000 masks and 50,000 face shields.

With the medical community and first responders in desperate need of personal protective equipment, Gov. Jay Inslee has issued an urgent plea for businesses to join the fight against COVID-19.

Inslee requested help from manufacturing companies to help produce surgical masks, face shields and other safety items in short supply for the state's health-care workers and public safety personnel during a news conference last week.

In part because the federal government's supply of personal protection equipment (PPE) is dwindling, Inslee said that the state has to find other ways to produce the muc...

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