Queen Anne’s Business Community Steps up in Battle Against COVID-19

DocumentIn Governor Larry Hogan’s Friday afternoon press conference, he announced several Maryland Companies that were awarded grant funding to produce personal protective equipment and products used to help in the fight against COVID-19.

Queen Anne’s County is proud to announce that one of those companies, NRL & Associates, Inc., is located in Stevensville Maryland.

According to Queen Anne’s County Government:

NRL received funding to ramp up the production of parts for ventilators that are essential for the treatment of COVID-19.

According to the NRL recent Facebook post, they “purchased a FANUC Robodrill Häberle machine that will be used to manufacture these parts. The machine is a 5-axis CNC milling center with a robotic arm that changes the 36 different pallets held in the carousel. Once the machine is fully loaded, it will run unmanned for approximately eight hours allowing us to further utilize lights-out manufacturing through the night and on weekends.”

The parts we are manufacturing in this machine are used in the ventilators that are essential for the treatment of COVID-19.

Governor Hogan last month announced a $5 million fund to incentivize businesses to manufacture personal protective equipment and other supplies to satisfy the increasing needs of the healthcare industry.

To learn more about the Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Manufacturing Fund visit: https://commerce.maryland.gov/fund/maryland-covid-19-emergency-relief-manufacturing-fund

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