Proposed Grant Program to Support Manufacturers Retooling to Produce PPE Put on Hold | Feedback Still Needed from Interested Companies

As reported previously, H.945 was developed by the House Commerce and Economic Development Committee to provide grants to Vermont manufacturers that might need assistance in retooling their operations to produced PPE needed in the state (see related post here).  This week, however, the Committee put further consideration of the bill on hold after feedback from […]

House Committees Considering Grant Program for Manufacturers Retooling to Provide PPE

Following testimony in April by AIV, RDCs, and VMEC on our efforts to connect Vermont manufacturers with their peers and the state to produce PPE and other critically needed supplies and services to respond to the COVID-19 crisis, the House Commerce and Economic Development Committee has developed legislation, introduced as H.945, to provide grants to […]

Member in Focus | GlobalFoundries’ Response to COVID-19

The following is an overview of activities provided by AIV member GlobalFoundries.  We encourage other members to share their experiences and recommendations related to COVID-19 as this crisis continues and evolves by contacting us at   GlobalFoundries Efforts as an “Essential Business” Serve Key Role in COVID-19 Response GlobalFoundries (GF) is one of the […]

Identifying Critical/Essential Businesses, Addressing Questions and Recommendations

As Vermont’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order and related guidance have been implemented, updated, and are expected to be extended, there have been many questions about which companies are considered critical/essential, which are not, how criteria have changed or should change, and more. To help identify the needs and answer the questions of Vermont employers […]

State Accepting Donations of Specific Medical-Related Supplies

The State of Vermont is accepting donations of specific medical-related supplies: N95 Masks Surgical Masks Face Shields Surgical Gowns Thermometers Thermometer Covers Gloves (Nitrile or non-latex) Hand Sanitizer If you have items that meet this criteria, please complete the form available by clicking here.  State authorities will review your donation offer and contact you to […]

Champlain Maker Faire/Burlington Generator Makerspace Looking for PPE Partners

Champlain Maker Faire/Burlington Generator Makerspace has a network of makers and makerspaces (region wide) who have been working with UVM and healthcare facilities to design, qualify and distribute COVID-19 critical need masks and shields.  They are conducting an inventory of who has digital fab equipment around Vermont as well as New Hampshire, New York and […]