Battelle Decontamination Systems
April 7th, 2020
PORTFOLIO > CLEANING MASKS IN A MOBILE 'CAN'
From the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, America’s frontline healthcare workers needed help. N95 respirator masks were in short supply. To combat the crisis, Battelle—a private nonprofit applied science and technology company—developed a machine capable of cleaning up to 80,000 masks per day. The company partnered with Britten’s BoxPop® to build custom shipping containers capable of housing their mobile, decontamination systems.
Working under the guidance of a Battelle team who personally visited BoxPop® HQ in early April, a fabrication team of 20 worked 14-hour days, seven days a week until all containers were finished and shipped to COVID-19 hotspots throughout the country. In total, BoxPop® customized and delivered 25 shipping containers in 23 days.
From the first conversation in April and throughout the manufacturing process, the cooperation and open communication between BoxPop® and Battelle’s proved key to the agility and speed necessary to deliver this critical project in record time.
Thanks to the entire Britten/BoxPop® team for their exceptional work and support on this program. The systems we received were of extremely high quality, which is a direct reflection of the great people there who were part of making those systems. - Mac Melnik, Battelle Research Leader