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Good afternoon Holly!
The NAM continues to work closely with the White House to coordinate manufacturers' response to COVID-19. We have heard from many of you and have shared that information with the White House. The administration has once again called on manufacturers to produce and distribute supplies critical to our country's response to this crisis. Thank you to those that have already volunteered to aid in this effort, and at the urging of the White House, the NAM renewed our call to manufacturers on Saturday.
If your company can help produce vital supplies and component parts, fill out the Creators Respond form here.
I trust that this is helpful and thank you for being a part of the solution!
This is a brief update on the White House's urgent request for manufacturers to donate or produce desperately needed supplies to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.
Our members' response via our surveys has been very strong. We are tracking all information that has come in and sharing relevant information with the White House and federal agencies.
As this situation has unfolded, three phases of emergency manufacturing relief have developed. Phase 1 is a focus on who has the existing inventory that can be redistributed. That was the aim of the information gathering of our first survey. Phase 2 is focused on who can make more of what they usually make. (Our second survey focuses on some critical components as well as other capabilities to support relief efforts.) And Phase 3 will extend to who can potentially retool to make what is needed.
Thus far, the government's capacity to respond has necessitated a focus on Phase 1, moving existing product to where it needs to go. We have been providing consultation and advice-to the government and to our members-that has already allowed them to move tremendous amounts of product quickly. We are also helping them to work alongside manufacturers in the most efficient way.
The next step will be working with the federal government on Phase 2. Soon, the NAM will share a third survey, asking for even more detailed information. We will ask everyone, whether you have filled out previous surveys or not, to complete this detailed form.
The government will also be releasing a request for information (RFI). While some efforts will seem duplicative, FEMA has indicated it is also vitally important that all manufacturers who support this effort respond to our surveys and the RFI as well.
Your NAM has been on the front lines working with the government through these extraordinary circumstances. We will continue to do our part to support our leaders in every way possible to produce and deliver the supplies our country needs.
President and CEO
National Association of Manufacturers