EAST ROCKAWAY, N.Y.
- April 20, 2020
-- Arlyn Scales founder Arnold Gordon is researching the production of parts for ventilators for the state of New York. As of April 2020, there is a significant ventilator shortage in the state, which is a concern with the growing coronavirus pandemic. Ventilator parts would contribute to reducing the shortage and saving lives in the area by increasing the production of finished machines.
Mr. Gordon, who is the president of Arlyn Scales, reached out to several state senators to offer assistance, finally reaching governor Andrew Cuomo's office. As Arlyn Scales implements safety for essential employees to flatten the curve, the company also wants to help during the pandemic.
"Manufacturers can make a significant change when contributing their expertise," Mr. Gordon explains. "New York City alone needs 15,000 ventilators and has not received close to enough from suppliers and emergency stockpiles. We want to see how far we can go especially when working with other companies."
Arlyn Scales traditionally makes industrial scales for various manufacturing, educational and laboratory purposes. These scales assist with accurate measurements, increasing workplace safety, and reducing potential injuries on the job.
If the parts are made at a separate facility, they can be shipped to companies that assemble ventilators, allowing them to keep producing and distributing them. Representatives at Arlyn Scales (http://arlynscales.com
) are willing to answer any questions about the potential project.