The RDI Group Now Offers Production Machinery To Produce Medical Masks, Made In USA

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The RDI Group, engaged with various raw material, medical, PPE and industry experts, announced that they are manufacturing specialized machinery required to make flat masks. RDI is offering the automation to U.S. manufacturers to help end the mask shortage and revive U.S. capability and capacity, to produce masks via a 100-percent domestic supply chain.

The RDI Group

“The gap in U.S. mask production needs urgent attention and our team worked tirelessly to engineer and build an automated solution for mask production,” said Curtis Maas, Chairman and CEO.

The RDI Group, engaged with various raw material, medical, PPE and industry experts, announced that they are manufacturing specialized machinery required to make flat masks. RDI is offering the automation to U.S. manufacturers to help end the mask shortage and revive U.S. capability and capacity, to produce masks via a 100-percent domestic supply chain.

As a result of COVID-19, the critical need for these masks has exponentially grown, and The RDI Group is providing high-performance mask making production equipment to meet industry demands. RDI was looking for a long-term solution in their response during this global crisis, by utilizing its machinery building skills, highly skilled engineers and industry partners to engineer production automation for flat masks.

“The gap in U.S. mask production needs urgent attention and our team worked tirelessly to engineer and build an automated solution for mask production,” said Curtis Maas, Chairman and CEO.

More than 25 engineers, operations and manufacturing team members were brought together for this process. In addition to the automation required, key partners were integral to helping RDI create solutions for the entire supply chain and provide needed expertise in raw materials and filter media, medical requirements, mask design and production.

The fully automated flat mask production equipment manufactured by The RDI Group will produce 3-ply, 3 or 4-pleat ear loop masks. Equipment will be manufactured and tested in their factory just outside of Chicago and offered to new and current manufacturers of flat masks.

The RDI Group has over 100 years of proven engineering and automation experience and applied this knowhow to the design and manufacturing of this mask making equipment.

Phase 1 will include production capabilities of 60-100 masks per minute with future developments to include higher production rates and other mask varieties.

For inquiries regarding the mask production technology, please contact:
Shank Shanmugabaskaran, SVP of Sales: shank@therdigroup.com 630-274-0695

About The RDI Group
The RDI Group, a global leader and parent company of Reichel & Drews, Chicago Slitter, RDI Laser Blanking Systems, and RDI Enclosures & Systems, specializes in the design and manufacture of industrial systems for diverse, worldwide markets including asphalt roofing, construction, telecommunications, power and metal coil processing industries. Respected for innovation and reliability, the machinery and manufacturing solutions designed and built by The RDI Group have been helping customers improve productivity and profits for more than 110 years. The RDI Group is headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, USA and has a sales office in Beijing, China. For more information about The RDI Group, visit http://www.therdigroup.com.

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