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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Manufacturers Association is applauding an impactful donation to the fight against coronavirus from one of its member companies.

ND Paper has donated 1,500 Tyvek suits and 30,000 surgical masks to West Virginia health care providers who are on the front lines of testing and treating citizens for the COVID-19 virus.

“ND Paper is showcasing the best of what manufacturers have to offer America during this time of need. This donation will help protect those workers who are working tirelessly to keep the rest of us safe,” said WVMA President Rebecca McPhail. 

ND Paper is a manufacturer of pulp and paper products with four mills in the United States, including their recycled pulp mill in Fairmont, which employs approximately 100 hourly and salaried workers. ND Paper’s parent company is Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Limited, based in Dongguan City, China, and one of the largest paper manufacturers in the world.

McPhail said ND Paper is just the latest member of the WVMA to step up and contribute to the fight against COVID-19. 

“The WVMA is proud and grateful that so many of its members are answering the call for supplies and assistance during this difficult time,” she said. “Our association and its diverse membership are embracing innovation, ingenuity and philanthropy to help West Virginia.”

If your manufacturing company is able to contribute health care supplies, meals for school children or meet other needs identified by state government during the COVID-19 situation, please contact the WVMA at (304) 342-2123. You can access COVID-19 information on the WVMA website at https://www.wvma.com/covid19.