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A Maine textiles factory pivoted to making face shields and gowns for hospitals. The owner says the marketplace is like ‘an air traffic control tower with nobody in it’ and the government needs to step in.

A textiles company in Maine called American Roots pivoted its factory to produce much-needed medical supplies like face shields, masks, and gowns. But companies like it have run into steep obstacles and widespread confusion when it comes to managing supply chains and selling to hospitals and governments. American Roots co-owner, […]
A Maine textiles factory pivoted to making face shields and gowns for hospitals. The owner says the marketplace is like ‘an air traffic control tower with nobody in it’ and the government needs to step in.