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Norridgewock, ME—U.S. Senator Susan Collins visited the New Balance factory in Norridgewock today to greet employees and meet with members of the management team. The Norridgewock factory, which typically manufactures athletic footwear, began producing face masks earlier this year to help increase the supply of personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I am so proud of the hardworking employees at New Balance who have stepped up to meet the challenge facing our country,” said Senator Collins. “These dedicated Mainers represent the best of our manufacturing heritage, and it is inspiring to see how quickly they transitioned to making face masks to help protect health care workers, first responders, and others working on the front lines. It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to thank them for their efforts to increase the supply of these masks that can help to save lives.”