COVID-19 Resource Page for Manufacturers

During this unprecedented time, Maine MEP is here to help. This page focuses on valuable local, state and national resources, to assist you with COVID-19 related concerns for your company and your employees. You will find a list of small business resources and information about local manufacturing of medical equipment.

Maine MEP Advisors are available for free remote crisis response consultations

We can be reached by phone: 207-623-0680 (or 800-MEP-4MFG) and email:

We're Here to Help

Workplace Readiness Guidance

This guidance document has been developed to assist manufacturers as you maintain, resume all, or restart operations. We are also available to work with you one-on-one to assist with your COVID-19 plan. 

Support and Problem Solving

Remote consultations and facilitation to rapidly apply problem-solving methods to operational, workforce, supply chain, cash flow, business continuity and other issues as well as support in planning future recovery and resiliency responses.

Supply Chain

Assistance to find solutions to current and anticipated disruptions in supplies of raw materials, parts, and other necessities. Maine MEP can quickly tap into the MEP National Network with 1200+ network advisors across all 50 states and Puerto Rico plus other federal and Maine resources.

Re-deployment of Resources and/or Re-Tooling

Assistance responding to critical needs for healthcare supplies and equipment. Assistance could take many forms including identifying opportunities, assessing feasibility and gaps, line layout, distribution channels, connections with other manufacturers and technical resources, and methods for rapidly retraining employees.  


We are helping manufacturers match furloughed workers with manufacturers looking to increase staffing. Contact us to learn more.  

  • Reeducate employees on preventing virus spread.
  • Review and revise cleaning schedules for common areas
  • Work with local health professionals
  • Communicate promptly
  • Develop a Business Continuity Plan: Here are two useful guides Business Continuity Plan 1 or Business Continuity Plan 2
  • Disaster Recovery Plans: Many Maine MEP clients have disaster recovery plans associated with their ISO certification. Please make sure to revisit and update these plans as necessary.
  • Determine supply chain disruption risks. Check out this supply chain disruption checklist created by our partners in Illinois.
  • IT System preparedness and plans for remote working may be necessary
  • Review your insurance coverage to understand scenarios where you are covered, and potential holes.
  • Review local and national financial resources.

Steps That You Can Take Now 

Cloth Face Covers

and other Personal Protective Equiptment

Maine manufacturers are developing solutions to address the needs created by COVID-19. We have collected a list of some of these manufacturers below.  Please contact us if you would like to be included.

Cloth Face Covers Sold by Maine Manufacturers

Ear Protectors

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts: James Rutter:

 MB Machine, LLC (Sanford) Please order by email or facebook

320ink (Westbrook) Large orders, customized masks & wholesale info:

American Roots (Westbrook ME)

CM Almy (Pittsfield)

dac3D: (Biddeford ME) David Capotosto: 207 468 8545 or

Hallett Canvas and Sails: (Falmouth ME) or 207-781-7070

Highland Belts and Fine Leather: (Brewer ME) or

The Strainrite Companies: (Auburn ME) Cathy Proctor, 207-376-1693 for orders of 1,000 or more per order/ will provide specs and cost upon contacting

WS Emerson (Bewer ME)

Wholesale Sales of Cloth Face Covers

Retail Sales of Cloth Face Covers

21c Studio - Roaddude (Portland) Shipped statewide/nationwide. Available curbside in Portland. See website for details and quantity discounts.

320ink (Westbrook)

Allen Manufacturing  (Lewiston)

American Roots (Westbrook) No online sales.  To order contact: or call 207-854-4098

Angela (Maine) email or call:  207-590-6832

Anne Riggs Designs (Portland)

Bates Mill Store / Maine Heritage Weavers (Monmouth) Heathcare and EMS can request donated CFCs (Kennebunk)

By Goldenstar (Freeport): No online sales.  To order please contact Hannah Renyi: capacity- 50/100 per week

CFC Wear (Westbrook)

Cellblock Fire Containment Systems (Standish) If you prefer curbside pickup - call to arrange.

Country Greenery Florist & Formal Wear (Madison) Order in person or on facebook

Crow Cove Designs (Islesboro)

Dr Pussums Cat Nip Company (Turner) Please visit the website for curbside pickup and directions.  Available for next day pickup.

Firefly Boutique (Bridgton) Adult and children's Cloth Face Coverings.  Can be purchased directly at 103 Main Street Bridgton Maine.  For more information call 207-595-1962 or email at or check out our facebook page

Hyperlite Mountain Gear (Biddeford)

Jill McGowen (Portland) Designed for Business professionals, durable/washable, two sizes: small and medium with pocket for filter material.

L.L.Bean (Freeport) Single ply $86/bag of 50ea, Triple ply $105/bag of 50ea

Lola Arts  (Portland)

Lucid Candle /CM Almy (Pittsfield)

Maine-Lee Technology Group, LLC (Wells)

Maine Thread Company (Lewiston) If you prefer curbside pickup - call to arrange.

MIllie's Maine Masks (Lisbon)

Milo in Maine (Portland)

Nautilus PPE (Maine)

New Balance (Norridgewock)

OceannaShop (Maine)

Origins USA (Farmington)

Pine Tree Orthopedic Lab (Livermore Falls) See specs here. To order contact (207) 897-5558.

Rogue Industries (Standish)

Rogue Wear (Lewiston)

Rough and Tumble(Brunswick)

Saint Crispin Leatherworks, Inc. (Turner) To order (207) 224-0067 or message through facebook. Curbside pickup available.

Saya Studio (Portland)

Sea Bags (Portland)

Think Greene (Limerick)

WS Emerson (Brewer)

We have compiled a list of maine companies making cloth face covers. Click the links below to order directly.  Please be aware that orders are very high and some may have backlogs.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing face coverings in public settings. Click on the image below to visit the NIST blog where you can watch a video of the effect a face cover has on airflow out of our mouths and nose. 

Organizations Accepting Donations of Face Coverings

Maine Healthcare Association, please contact Danielle Watford:

Maine-made hand sanitizer for consumer use

Hardshore Distilling (Portland): 70% alcohol formulation – learn more/order for curbside pickup

Sebago Lake Distillery (Gardiner): Information about hand sanitizer available on their Facebook page

Split Rock Distilling (Newcastle): 80% alcohol formulation available for pickup or shipping

Maine Craft Distilling

Mossy Ledge Spirits (Etna): Information about hand sanitizer available on their website and Facebook page

Nautilus PPE: Dave Tomer, 617-750-7462

The above distillers are partners in UMaine’s hand sanitizer production, along with New England Distilling, Blue Barren Distilling, Chadwick’s Craft Sprits, Wiggly Bridge Distillery, Round Turn Distilling and Three of Strong Spirits. Brewery partners include Allagash, Maine Beer Company, Rising Tide, Foundation, Oxbow, Shipyard, Baxter, Threshers and Tumbledown. 

Artisan Distillery (Oxford): Contact Stuart Littlefield at 207.890.5959  (70% alcohol, various sizes available).

Other Medical Equipment

For face shields and intubation aids, visit the University of Maine innovation page.

(currently there are no producers of certified protective face masks for hospital use in the State of Maine)

Maine distributor of medical equipment (apiary medical) has 3ply medical masks, face shields and KN95s and antiseptic rub available for purchase here.

For Isolation Gowns please contact CM Almy

Small Business Administration Loans Maine businesses are now eligible to

apply for economic support loans to help them overcome any temporary loss of revenue due to COVID-19. More information can be found here.

Here is what businesses need to do to apply for a disaster loan.

Consumer/sole proprietor loan guarantee program will assist Maine

individuals with no-to low-interest consumer loans through a loan guaranty program involving FAME and Maine's banks and credit unions. 

Learn more at FAME Maine.

Unemployment Insurance eligibility for unemployment insurance has been

extended to individuals whose employment has been impacted by COVID-19. It also

temporarily waives the one week waiting period for benefits so that workers may obtain benefits faster and ensures that claims for UI will not affect an employer's experience rating.

Governor Mills Emergency Legislation

Governor Mills passed emergency legislation on March 17 th to help Maine businesses and individuals affected by COVID-19. 

Read the Governors update here.

Maine MEP will be contacting manufacturers over the next few weeks to

understand how COVID-19 has impacted your business and to offer assistance.  

For help responding to the COVID-19 emergency or for general questions:

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