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Simms Fishing Products to make medical gowns for Bozeman Health

Posted at 3:06 PM, Apr 03, 2020

BOZEMAN — Simms Fishing Products is answering the call to to aid during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Friday press release.

It was announced today, that the company is going to begin manufacturing medical gowns to give to the Bozeman Health Medical Group.

“It’s been absolutely amazing to see so many companies, small business owners and individuals rise to the occasion and pitch in to help our local community here in Bozeman,” said Fred Dennis, Simms Senior Director of Apparel Design and Development in press release sent out earlier Friday. “The gowns we are producing truly fall into our core-competency. We have the material, equipment and an expert team of sewers ready and willing to make the gowns.”

Simms has fabric made up of three layers they have had approved by hospital officials.

“In order to combat the shortage of protective gowns, it is critical for our brand to play a part in assisting the American people during this difficult time,” said Casey Sheahan, Simms CEO in the same press release. “It’s been so inspiring to see all the brands in the outdoor industry repurposing their facilities, equipment, and skills to help those in need. We are thrilled to deliver the first run of gowns to the Bozeman Health Group and hope our efforts of support can extend beyond our local community to help others around the entire country.”