At D&S Automotive, we know that our community makes us who we are and because of that, we try to do what we can to give back to it. So, when we started to hear stories of all the generosity and innovation coming from business members of the Mentor, Willoughby Western Lake County, Eastern Lake County, and Chardon chambers, we wanted to help share them.
Today, we are featuring Mentor Chamber member, MUM Industries, and their division company, Integra Enclosures, who when asked to help one of our local hospitals, stepped up to the plate in a big way and hit a home run!
MUM Industries, headquartered in Mentor, was founded in 1996 and is the parent company to a diverse group of industrial product manufacturers including Integra Enclosures and StrongBox. The company has five locations worldwide.
MUM Industries has always made a charitable commitment to support its local communities. So, when the company was approached by a doctor from University Hospitals to create intubation enclosures, it was more than happy to pull its team together to help. Samantha Harris, MUM Industries Marketing Coordinator explained, “They reached out to us regarding this opportunity, so we had a call with the doctor on his needs. With his direction, the enclosure was built within five days from when we received the material to when we delivered.”
MUM Industries affiliate, Integra Enclosures, manufactures engineered thermoplastic and stainless steel electrical enclosures for a variety of applications where sensitive electronics and components need protection.
In our battle against COVID-19, the company used its resources and know-how to produce enclosures designed to protect doctors and nurses from coming into direct contact with any fluids expelled during intubation and extubation procedures. The enclosures are manufactured from polycarbonate, which is a durable material, transparent, and easily sanitized and disassembled material.
Kevin Talbot, one of the mechanical engineers at MUM Industries who worked on the design, said “It’s always a rewarding experience for our team when we’re faced with a challenge and can come up with a solution. This one is special, though, because we were able to quickly come up with a practical, scale-able solution that will provide a safer environment for our health care workers.”
To date, two enclosures have been produced and one was distributed to University Hospital and the other to Lake Health. According to Samantha, they are no longer being produced, but if the need arises MUM Industries is more than happy to get more into production.
It is great to see neighbor companies putting their expertise to use helping to slow the spread of coronavirus. We will be highlighting more local businesses next week.
As for D&S, we are open and operating under adjusted hours of 8:00 am – 5:00 pm M-F.
Here are the actions we are taking:
- We are sanitizing all vehicles before and after each repair. Our employees are paying special attention to touch points such as keys, seats, steering wheels, door handles, and shift knobs.
- We are offering complimentary pick up and drop off of vehicles so you do not need to leave your home. Employees picking up and dropping off vehicles are required to wear gloves and a face covering.
- You can get a repair estimate from home by using our online estimate tool.
- We will work with you in terms of payment over the phone or any other precautions to ensure as little contact as possible.
- We are cleaning our facilities frequently with sanitizing products.
- We are taking precautions to ensure the welfare of our employees. This includes instructing employees who feel ill to stay home and consult their healthcare providers, as well as, instructing all employees to be vigilant about frequent and proper hand washing.
- If you feel sick, please visit our Collision Centers at a future date, stay home and seek advice from your health care provider.