Quick Hits: May 4, 2020

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Ferretti Group resumed production at its Italian yards Friday after establishing new covid-19 safety protocols and successful negotiations with trade union representatives at facilities in Ancona, Mondolfo, Cattolica, Forlì, La Spezia and Sarnico. “Today is a good day for us to reopen our shipyards and reopen them safely, thanks to the commitment of many who care about Ferretti Group’s people,” CEO Alberto Galassi said in a statement.

Mantus Marine is converting snorkel masks into ventilator masks, as well as designing and producing acrylic intubation shields. Mantus founder Greg Kutsen is an emergency-room doctor who witnessed the shortage of protective personal equipment, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association. The Texas company purchased more than 1.5 million surgical masks, 100,000 KN95 masks and 70,000 face shields to supply local hospitals.

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