Shawnee companies ramp up production of ventilation masks and valves to meet COVID-19 demand

Hans Rudolph, a Shawnee-based manufacturer of ventilation masks, has seen a spike in demand for its products in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Photo courtesy Hans Rudolph Inc.

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For two Shawnee companies making ventilation masks and other protective products has been their business model for years. But now these businesses are boosting production as demand for respiratory and protective gear skyrockets in the face of coronavirus.

Hans Rudolph Inc. designs and manufactures a range of masks and other respiratory products, including ventilator masks that help coronavirus patients in critical condition.