In light of the recent pandemic, we have seen companies, individuals, and entire cities step up to help fight the good fight. Whether it’s a drive by birthday party, free online workout courses from home, or entire medical staff singing cover ballads in their scrubs, the good natured spirit of humanity is impossible to suppress.
At MFP, we are beyond lucky to employ countless folks who exercise this same tenacity to keep a smile on their faces and roll up their sleeves, contributing to the cause. In this time of need, we’ve put our staff to the task of helping design and build ventilator testing equipment. Supporting customers who are making the testing machinery is a natural way for MFP to use our talents for good on the front lines. Engineered systems and components are naturally what we do, so shifting the end product was no problem on our end. What has been different about this project is the passion and heart involved in such a unique ability to help. This purpose is a reminder to us all that no matter what your profession, there are ways to have a positive impact during these unprecedented times.
Another specific example of how one particular MFP team member found a way to help was by 3D printing canister caps for ventilation masks. Jake DeRooy, one of our engineers is a volunteer firefighter in the local community. Upon purchasing full faced shields requiring canisters to filter air, Jake realized each canister was a single use item. He realized MFP could 3D print the caps required for the canisters, and was able to double the life of each canister, providing the fire department an incredible savings on both money and time.
Whether in a pandemic or not, we as a company are always encouraging thoughtful inclusion of the community. We are proud to have a team of kind-hearted, innovative, and mindful citizens such as Jake. As he states, “One thing I really love about working at MFP is that MFP is always looking for ways to give back to our community.”