Shawmut Corporation Partners with the MDS To Provide Members with US-made PPE
May 4, 2021 – Shawmut Corporation today announced a partnership with the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) to offer its 5,000-plus members personal protective equipment (PPE) as part of the organization’s Member Savings Program. The partnership, which brings together two long-standing Massachusetts-based organizations, will allow MDS members to place orders for Shawmut’s Protex™ line of PPE, including N95 respirators and non-surgical isolation gowns, directly through Shawmut at a discounted price.
"From day one of the pandemic, dental offices, by nature of their business, have had a critical need for PPE to protect patients and employees,” said James Wyner, CEO of Shawmut Corporation. “When we heard of the many struggles MDS members experienced sourcing quality, reliable PPE, we wanted to help ensure our fellow Bay Staters had the equipment needed to provide their services through the pandemic and beyond safely. We are proud to partner with the Massachusetts Dental Society to ensure its members will always have a reliable resource for high-quality, U.S.-made PPE going forward."
Shawmut Corporation recently announced the creation of a new Health & Safety business unit in February, which applies the company’s trademark advanced materials, textile manufacturing, and process innovation techniques to producing high-quality, U.S.-made health and safety products, including medical isolation gowns, surgical barrier fabrics, and N95 particulate respirators.
“We chose Shawmut as a PPE partner not only because of its Massachusetts roots, but also because of the quality products it can provide our members,” said MaryJane Hanlon, DMD, President of the Massachusetts Dental Society. “Having a reliable source of these masks and gowns will enable our members to focus on providing safe oral health care for patients across the Commonwealth.”