On Friday, July 31st, the U.S. SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza, along with Wisconsin District Director Eric Ness toured three businesses in the Green Bay area that received Paycheck Protection Program loans. UW-Green Bay Small Business Development Center consultant, David Stauffacher, joined Administrator Carranza for the tour at Reynolds Packing. Stauffacher has been advising Reynold Packaging, a woman-owned business, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Reynolds Packaging pivoted their business to manufacture personal protective equipment. Reynolds quickly started mass producing two types of PPE: a face mask specifically for those in healthcare and a filter that sticks to reusable masks. The non-woven material has been approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration under an Emergency Use Authorization. The filtration level is at least 95 percent and helps keep particles from entering or exiting the mask.