Ruger also donated $6,000 in cash to local food charities and made its facilities and resources available to truck drivers and delivery personnel.
Additionally, Ruger has redeployed some of its manufacturing resources and pivoted production to assist with the shortage of certain medical supplies. Specifically, Ruger has built and delivered 1,600 face shields to local hospitals and first responders, including the City of Claremont Fire Department and the Newport Police Department.
“Ruger was generous enough to answer our need for protective face shields, and we have already put a number of these into service,” said the City of Claremont Fire Chief, Bryan Burr. “Thanks to Ruger, our department is able to protect our first line medical responders out in the field.”
Newport Police Chief, Brent Wilmot added, “We are so thankful to have received these new face shields from Ruger. It is allowing us to stay in the fight longer and provide critical law enforcement services in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Additionally, Ruger is designing and assisting with the rapid development of a replaceable filter cartridge system for 3M N95 respirators and has allocated a team of engineers to assist with work on the MIT Emergency Ventilator (E-Vent) Project, which is focused on safely automating a manual resuscitator as a potential means for longer-term ventilation.
Ruger’s internal task force meets daily to continuously assess what the Company can do to help keep its employees safe, limit the spread of the virus, support its local first responders and communities at large, and redeploy its resources to assist those in critical need.
About Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. With products made in America, Ruger offers consumers almost 800 variations of more than 40 product lines. For 70 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility.
Our motto, “Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens®,” echoes our commitment to these principles
as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms.