In the News: Newport News medical device company receives highest safety rating for N95 surgical masks

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – As the COVID-19 pandemic lingers on, so to is the need for PPE for our men and women on the front lines. Which is why it is the main focus for a Newport News manufacturing facility making the only N95 respirators in the Commonwealth.

When you enter the bright white sparkling clean manufacturing site, a screeching grinding noise is a bit deafening. While its not music to anyone’s ears, each stitch is the sound of safety.

“We do 100 percent inline quality inspection, 40 looking at every respirator coming off the line,” said COO Jaclyn Lautz with IvWatch and Blox.

It’s not just a mask being produced, but an N95 respirator. “The surgical N95 respirator is of the highest quality as far as product testing required,” she said. It’s the safest around. Just last week the company, called Blox, received approval from the National Insitute for Occupational Safety for its product. Read More at WTKR.

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