This is somehow a different post. The current situation due to the coronavirus crisis has forced us to reinvent ourselves and this is what we have done in Rodman.

As soon as we were forced to stop working in our main activity and being aware that the situation was worsening due to the lack of protection material for health professionals, in particular, we set out to work to do our bit and thus to keep on “fighting” against the coronavirus.

Although we are miles away, but pretty much close, we started this new journey. We knew that we wanted to offer our help to the health professionals and with this purpose, our workers voluntarily started to manufacture protection coats to be donated to the Galician Health Service (Sergas) in our facilities, with the plastic material already available in our warehouses and other donated materials which are currently used in industrial processes of vacuum lamination. In this way we proceeded with the initiatives launched by some of our collaborators, such as Mel Composites in Barcelona.

From the very beginning, we were supported by other organizations such as some dairy products cooperatives and agricultural companies led by CLUN that joined in to donate materials. Also we received another donation of plastic material to manufacture protective coats from Ageo (Galician Association of Operating Companies); our transport company Grupo Aitsa Otero was added and volunteered to make the deliveries of material and in our second shipment, we managed to deliver 1,000 protective coats and 200 caps made of plastic donated by AGEO, ABIGA, GRUPO COMAR and LUCKIA. In this last shipment, TNT-FEDEX also joined forces to deliver these coats to the Health professionals in solidarity.

Likewise, the Sergas supported us in this initiative in view of the need to increase the protection of our Galician health professionals, also called “our super heroes”. Therefore we engaged in taking this “support” provided from the Xunta and the Government Delegation in Galicia, and accomplish this donation and we also recognize the work carried out by the institutions and the health professionals to contain the spread of the pandemic.

During these past two weeks, no boats left our Shipyard, but with more enthusiasm than ever, we arranged two shipments of plastic coats and protective caps, lovingly made by our volunteer workers for our health professionals. In this third week, we have already started with the productive activity again, but our volunteers will also continue making more protective material for the health professionals.

We would like to thank and acknowledge the effort of all our workers who voluntarily, with their sacrifice and commitment, have made and continue to make the protective coats and caps with enthusiasm; our collaborators, our health professionals and all the people who every day do their bit to stop this situation as soon as possible.

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