Alabama Manufacturers Innovate To Make PPE for COVID-19  Response

Our Alabama Manufacturing Heroes – We Salute You

Cloth Face Masks 

Digital Thermometers

  • X.Labs , located in Birmingham, has a new product FEEVR using FLIR thermal technology to detect the temperature of foreheads up to 10 feet  More Info 

Face Masks

Face Shields


Hand Sanitizer 

Medical Gowns



PVC Sheets

  • Huntsville-based Kommerling USA, part of the international profine Group, is manufacturing and supplying large PVC sheets to its distribution partners and through its regional supply hubs to construct various COVID-19 related projects. These include field hospitals, drive thru testing units, hospital bed areas, barrier walls, shields and other easy clean applications. The team have also developed KomaPod, an easy-clean hygienic PVC Pod suitable for a wide variety of applications.

Surgical Mask Strap – EarSavers 


    How we can help at this time

    We understand that the current COVID-19 epidemic is creating many challenges for manufacturers of all sizes including supply chain, lost contracts or sales, workforce, capital and more.

    Please locate and contact your local ATN center or in the Tennessee Valley reach out to us at UAH CMER -ATN for one-on-one assistance to help plan, prepare and implement policies and practices to help your organization.

    ATN and UAH CMER -ATN team members are prepared to provide information, make referrals and connections, and provide assistance and resources to assist as many organizations as we can. Use our UAH CMER-ATN Helpline to let us know how we can assist you.

    We Are Connected to Local- State-Federal Resources


     UAH CMER is located within the University of Alabama in Huntsville College of Business and is an ATN sub-center and a part of the MEP National Network (MEPNN).

    NIST MEP and the MEP National Network are currently focusing on providing assistance to U.S. companies who are willing to manufacture critically needed PPE equipment and supplies. 


    Resources Available On UAHCMER For Manufacturers 

    Due to COVID-19 epidemic,  UAH CMER has several new website pages to support Manufacturers:

    COVID-19 Information & Resources for Businesses

     Resources on COVID-19, how UAH CMER can assist your company, UAH SBDC and SBA resources, and other key links are referenced.

    How Alabama Companies Can Help Fight COVID-19 

    Resources on Manufacturing PPE including using 3D Printing


    We will continue to keep you updated as resources and guidance become available from NIST MEP, MEPNN, and the ATN Network via email and through our social media channels. (Twitter: UAH_CMER ; FB: @UAHCMER)

    Nicholas Loyd, PhD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, ISEEM, UAH

    Director, CMER & ATN-UAH