JL Racing's 1 Million Mask Challenge

March 24, 2020 20 Comments

JL Racing's 1 Million Mask Challenge

For the past week, JL Racing has been transitioning our manufacturing to make much needed reusable masks, gowns and other PPE products. We have the capacity and on-hand materials to build 1 Million masks in very short order for the #millionmaskchallenge.

We are working around the clock to meet this new challenge, but we need connections to state and federal governments to get the product into the right hands. Sadly, there has been a lot of terrible price gauging in the market. Our goal is to sell these products without any large markups, but simply to keep our JL family working during this difficult time and to be able to provide something valuable for our community. We are also donating as much material and labor as possible to support this effort.

Our “Big Ask” is to let us know if you have connections to anyone on a government level, at hospitals, or essential operations that are looking to purchase these items in bulk. Our team has the capability to make 1 Million masks in short order (30-50K/day), or 100,000 gowns (5-10K per day).

Our Face Masks: Are not N95 grade.  However, we do make washable, reusable face-masks that not only provide a safety barrier on their own but also allow for an insert of a variety of filters. These masks could also be used to increase the overall lifespan of an N95 mask or surgical mask. We are unable to guarantee any medical-grade standards, however, we have followed and exceeded all CDC guidelines and our materials meet the ideal specs for fabric masks being requested.

Our Gowns: We make reusable gowns with hydrophobic or poly-blend fabrics, matching the requests by the CDC and others.

From everyone at JL, we thank you in advance for any connections and advice you are able to provide. We are working hard to make you proud!

 

To stay organized, please help us by submitting your comments or referrals

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20 Responses

Casey O'Keefe
Casey O'Keefe

May 07, 2020

cannot find the PPE pricing, where is it?

Sapna Purawat
Sapna Purawat

April 07, 2020

Thanks for doing this. Would you be able to tell me the price of gown and mask? I wanted to bulk order.

Kathy Callahan
Kathy Callahan

April 07, 2020

Would you consider selling smaller amounts to individuals? Thanks!

Joseph Tuzzolino
Joseph Tuzzolino

April 07, 2020

NY Governor Cuomo just announced New York need for PPE. The State of NY is willing to pay a premium for the supplies and will help pay the cost to convert your manufacturing.

Contact info: Call or write 212.803.3100 Covid19Supplies@esd.ny.gov
Stephanie Brandaleone
Stephanie Brandaleone

April 07, 2020

Would you be willing to sell a small order of face masks? 2 dozen?

Essie
Essie

April 07, 2020

Kohelet Yeshiva High School in Bala Cynwyd is producing masks on a 3D printer. They are hospital grade. You may want to contact them. The teacher is Daniel Ostrow. 610-667-2020.
Good luck,

Quinton Gradek
Quinton Gradek

April 07, 2020

I’m a cardiologist at SWEDISH in atlanta.
I’m interested in what your making…

Theresa Francis
Theresa Francis

April 07, 2020

Possibly Kaiser Permanente

David Colton
David Colton

April 07, 2020

I suggested this to you last week. You are ahead of me.
Nancy Pelosi irepresents San Francisco in Congress, is the Speaker of the House , third in line for Presidential succession and THE MOST POWERFUL FEMALE POLITICIAN/WOMAN IN THE US.
JL is a woman-owned company.
CALL Pelosi’s office in and speak to a person, no mesages, and tell them what JL can do.

Janet Weber
Janet Weber

April 07, 2020

I’m very interested in the face masks and head covers for hospital use. I work in ER and depending how much they are, I’d buy them for my co-workers, and family. A suggestion for packaging…offer them a dozen assorted prints. The hospital scrubs are sometimes dull and a splash of color would be fun!

Stephanie Brandaleone
Stephanie Brandaleone

April 07, 2020

https://www.mass.gov/covid-19-ppe-procurement-and-donation-program

Please reach out directly! No middle man…

Stephanie Brandaleone
Stephanie Brandaleone

April 07, 2020

https://www.mass.gov/covid-19-ppe-procurement-and-donation-program

Charlie Baker is the Mass governor and he has set up this website to donate or sell PPE

Denise Wible
Denise Wible

April 07, 2020

Terrific! I’ll pass along to the hospital here in Ohio that I have been involved with.

Leonti Dailis
Leonti Dailis

April 07, 2020

Hi,

NYC is in dire need of PPE. If you haven’t yet done so, please fill out their procurement form: https://www.governor.ny.gov/content/procurement-form. I don’t have any connections there, unfortunately.

Best wishes,

Leonti

Donna Karwoski
Donna Karwoski

April 07, 2020

I truly applaud you stepping up to the plate. Thank you~

Lori J Landstrom
Lori J Landstrom

April 07, 2020

I am coordinating collecting PPE for the first responders in our small town of 5k, Seward, Alaska, home of Kenai Crewsers Rowing Club. We would be very interested in gowns. I will try to forward your information to our borough (think county emergency management folks). How do I place an order for 100?

Nikki Navta
Nikki Navta

April 07, 2020

Here’s the form that NYC is using to get suppliers to sign up. Then you start working directly with the city. https://na3.docusign.net/Member/PowerFormSigning.aspx?PowerFormId=d0eb86dc-8cb3-4f7b-a1cf-5e03670d2dd9&env=na3-eu1&acct=36b48e71-c0ef-4b87-b01a-f9aedfbdc0f5

William McGovern
William McGovern

April 07, 2020

My name is William McGovern and I work for the Santa Ana Police Department. We are interested in possibly sourcing PPE from your company. Please let us know as soon as possible so that we can share this information with our government partners in Orange County, California as well as our adjoining counties and state partners.

Best Regards,

William McGovern #3344
Santa Ana Police Department
Mobile 714-380-0700

Jeffrey Spencer, MD
Jeffrey Spencer, MD

April 07, 2020

Thank you. We are in dire need of PPE. I’m with a very large multi specialty group in NY. Please let me know – I’ll put you in touch with our purchasing folks

Jim Hyman
Jim Hyman

April 07, 2020

Amazing! Thank you. We are both rowers and front line, as are many of those we row with! Thank you so very much!!!

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