Keilhauer’s Relief Efforts to Fight Covid-19
Our purpose at Keilhauer is to Make Work Comfortable For All – and right now, the need to feel comfortable, safe and protected at work has never been more important for healthcare staff. That’s why we’ve taken steps to support these essential workers. From the manufacturing and distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE), to a unique mural program promoting positivity, we want to give back to those on the frontline.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR THOSE ON THE FRONT LINE
In early May, Keilhauer began dedicating resources to manufacture PPE and help fight the spread of COVID-19.
Through our Gown program, Keilhauer is helping hospitals to manage the spread of bacteria and viruses as patients and staff move through their facilities. We’ve been approved as a manufacturer in the emergency supply chain for Class 1 Hospital Gowns. A select team of our world-class sewers are dedicated, fulltime, to creating these in-demand coverings. Changing gowns repeatedly during the day is crucial to ensuring COVID-19 does not spread between patients in care.
Keilhauer has also taken steps to protect healthcare staff from infection themselves, and have dedicated one of our 3D printers to producing face shields. Unlike traditional facemasks, such as the N-95, face shields provide additional protection to those wearing them. Shields cover the entire face to prevent virus transmission through the eyes, and they dissuade the wearer from touching their face. What’s more, they are an environmentally preferable PPE as they can be sterilized with alcohol and used indefinitely.
Keilhauer is distributing these PPE to various hospitals and medical facilities in our communities. We are proud to do our part in providing safety and comfort to essential healthcare workers.
SHARING POSITIVITY AND GRATITUDE
COVID-19 has effected us all, but New York has been particularly hard hit.
Keilhauer wanted to provide something positive to support this amazing city, home to one of our three permanent showrooms. We sponsored Indiewalls, a NYC-based art consultancy that supports the careers of 3,500+ independent artists, to support their #GiveASign project.
We commissioned a 25’W x 8’H mural reading “We Thank You,” outside New York Presbyterian Hospital in Lower Manhattan, New York. The vibrant mural, created by Artist Andrea von Bujdoss (AKA Queen Andrea) of Super Fresh Design, is affixed to the hospital’s wall at the employee entrance as a long-term fixture. The custom artwork and message of gratitude have also being printed on 300+ cards have been delivered to hospital staff so that they can bring something beautiful and positive home with them.
It is our hope that this initiative will help these heroes to feel appreciated, add some beauty to the daily lives of local residents, and financially support the incredible talent of the New York Arts and Design community.
Founded in 1981, Keilhauer is a privately owned, design focused contract furniture manufacturer. Keilhauer manufactures seating and tables that makes work more comfortable for all. Keilhauer products are thoughtfully made to support communication and engagement in spaces such as meeting rooms, collaboration areas, lobbies and lunchrooms. Working with world-renowned furniture designers, Keilhauer is internationally recognized for award-winning design, built with extreme craftsmanship, to the highest environmental standards. The company is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. For more information, please visit Keilhauer.com.