Under Armour to make protective gear for Maryland hospitals

Apr 9, 2020 | Inspiring Stories

Under Armour is switching from creating sportswear and spacesuits to making face masks, face shields and even specially equipped fanny packs as it looks to aid health care workers battling the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The Baltimore-based company announced this week that it will begin to manufacture and assemble personal protective equipment for the University of Maryland Medical System and its 28,000 health care providers and staff. Under Armour has already delivered 1,300 face shields to UMMS and plans to make and distribute more than 500,000 fabric face masks, as well as put together 50,000 fanny packs with supplies for personal preparedness kits. The company is also exploring making hospital gowns and 3D printing N95 and N80 masks for health care workers in the future.

Read more at https://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2020/03/31/under-armour-to-make-masks-and-other-protective.html

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