Thank you for visiting IMC’s COVID-19 Resources page. The contacts, tools, and resources provided below are what we believe to be of most importance to our manufacturing community. This Resources Page is continually being updated as new information becomes available and as financial support, regulatory and compliance directives change.
If you are aware of additional information that would be beneficial for us to share on this page for the manufacturing community, please email the information to info@IMCpa.com.
Manufacturer Return to Operations & Best Practices Guide
IMC’s Manufacturer Return to Operations & Best Practice Guide is now available! Gain insights for restarting your operations safely and efficiently and discover best practices in minimizing COVID-19 risks among your workforce. Thanks to our sister center NEPIRC for putting this guide together and for offering it to IMC and our manufacturers!
Critical Supply Needs:
State Launches Manufacturing Call to Action Portal: With the on-going need for PPE and other critical medical supplies, the Wolf administration has launched a Manufacturing Call to Action portal, with the intent to:
- Match Pennsylvania manufacturers and distributors to fill specific supply chain needs to meet increasing demands for medical supplies and related products.
- Assist Pennsylvania manufacturers who have workforce needs or gaps and assist them with identifying skilled workers.
- Identify Pennsylvania manufacturers who can pivot or innovate to fulfill the demand for medical supplies and related products.
The administration welcomes manufacturers as described above with a Pennsylvania presence to inform the state of capabilities, needs, gaps or potential innovative solutions. To submit information, visit https://spportal.dot.pa.gov/ppeinventory/pages/mschain.aspx.
Critical Supply List – Manufacturing Specs:
The maker community has created an open-source compendium of manufacturing blueprints and specs for many of the critical items on state and hospital critical needs lists. The specs are housed in a Google doc that has a great deal of information and is a good source of manufacturing information for making hand sanitizer, examination gloves, negative pressure rooms, and much more.
Click here for the full list of specs.
Supplier Scouting Services:
Manufacturers as well as federal, state and local agencies need critical products that are in short supply to ensure our nation’s health and safety as well as our national and economic security. Small and medium-sized manufacturers are especially challenged with sustaining operations considering current conditions and forced closings. There is a widespread challenge to find domestic manufacturing suppliers to meet present needs and there are also manufacturers eager to pivot to meet these needs.
IMC is partnering with the MEP National Network™ to connect U.S. manufacturers that have relevant production capabilities and capacities with other manufacturers – enabling them to fulfill current market and societal needs. We can then assist those manufacturers in actually delivering needed products.
If your company is at risk of shutting down due to supplier unavailability, IMC and NIST MEP may be able to help. If your company is currently under order to shut down and you are interested in potentially pivoting or retooling to be able to supply critically needed items, IMC and NIST MEP may be able to help.
To learn more or to become engaged in the Suppler Scouting Services, please contact Dana Gordon, email@example.com, 814.933.7828.
Essential/Critical Manufacturer Designation:
Click here for the current list of essential/critical businesses in PA.
Supply Chain Resources:
The CPWDC Business Services Team is available to help around layoffs and closings. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with layoff and closing related questions or needs.
Other Business Resources:
- Contact your lender to see what offers they have for businesses if you believe you will have difficulty making business loan payments, etc.
- Contact your insurance provider to review your policy to understand what you are or are not covered for regarding business interruption insurance.