AutoAnything, one of America’s largest online retailers of specialized automotive aftermarket products, and Coverking, a leading manufacturer of custom car seat and vehicle covers, announced their partnership today in launching the #MaskingForAFriend campaign in response to the urgent national call for medical supplies.
Coverking is in the process of converting some of its US-based manufacturing capacity from producing seat, dash, and floor covers to producing protective masks that may help combat the spread of COVID-19.
The masks are handmade, washable, and are reusable to reduce waste. Each mask includes a replaceable 3-stage melt-blown polypropylene filter. Coverking produces them locally in their Anaheim facility using the same high quality, durable materials found in their vehicle cover products. The company is closely following CDC guidelines for sanitation and social distancing in order to protect employees and ensure production of a quality product.
AutoAnything is currently distributing these masks, making them available to an audience of over five million automotive enthusiasts and the general public. For every purchase, AutoAnything will donate a mask to a hospital or organization in need.
The companies have already committed to donating at least 20,000 masks.
“We want to help our customers, vendors, and ultimately health care workers,” said Drew Sanocki, AutoAnything CEO. “The mask partnership with Coverking is the first in what we hope will be many programs that keep US workers safe, strong, and employed and support our heroic healthcare workers.”
“We wanted to both provide continued employment for our factory workers and do something to help stem the spread of COVID-19,” said Steve Gupta, Coverking CEO. “We are excited that we got these products from design to market in under one week.”
The masks and replacement filters are currently available to the public at AutoAnything.com.