In another case of a company making a pandemic pivot, Duvaltex switched much of its production from fabric used in office furniture to producing fabric used for scrubs and uniforms used by frontline health care workers.

The Guilford plant and other Duvaltex plants in North America produce millions of yards of high-quality Level 1 and Level 2 gowns and antimicrobial scrub textiles.

Its primary line of business had been fabric for office furniture and “cubicle curtains,” dividers used in hospitals. After the pandemic started, the Guilford plant laid off more than half of its 220 employees. But with the demand for health care textiles soaring, Duvaltex shifted its production. Read more