Huntsville-based KOMMERLING USA, part of the international profine Group, has been quick to support its network of plastics distribution partners across the USA and through its regional supply hubs. The business was declared ‘essential’ following the ‘stay at home’ order from Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on April 3.
As an essential business, KÖMMERLING USA has been able to manufacture and supply large PVC sheets to its distribution partners that have been required by companies working with the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the US Department of Homeland Security – Federal Emergency Management Agency, to construct various COVID-19 related projects. These include field hospitals, drive thru testing units, hospital bed areas, barrier walls, shields and other easy clean applications.
PVC sheets offer chemical resistance, an easy clean surface, are durable yet lightweight and with a USA manufacturing operation, it has been critical that there has been the facility to manufacture in volume and with a quick turnaround time. The team have also developed KomaPod, an easy-clean hygienic PVC Pod suitable for a wide variety of applications.
Products have been used in applications in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Milwaukee and New York, along with other areas in the USA where the Coronavirus has been particularly prevalent.
“Not only do we have to thank our wonderful staff here in Huntsville, but also to our network of distribution partners across the USA who helped declare us an essential business,” said Marcy Menoni, Vice President of Sales — Sheet Division for KÖMMERLING USA. “Normally our PVC sheet is used in the graphics sector, but we’ve adapted our manufacturing so that we can support the country in the fight against COVID-19.
“We’ve been keeping our employees safe and within the strict guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and feel honored to be able to support those that have needed our products most,” Menoni added. “We wish everyone to stay safe and keep well during this unprecedented pandemic.”
KOMMERLING USA is part of the profine Group, which is one of the world’s largest extruders of window and door systems, along with high performance PVC sheets which are used in a wide variety of applications including signage, construction and healthcare. The group operates in 55 countries in across 4 continents with a combined turnover of over $750 million.
Based in Huntsville, Alabama, KOMMERLING USA now also serves the local market for PVC sheets and the home remodeling and new construction sectors through dealers and architects for high performance windows and doors.