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PUC Services Inc. Mask Committee designing new ways to keep staff and community members safe

‘Creating the masks gives me a sense of purpose.’
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A group of big-hearted staff members at PUC Services Inc. are stepping up to protect their fellow workers and community in a major way.

The PUC Services Inc. Mask Committee, which started as a three-member team, has evolved into a 7-plus group of PUC employees and their family members who have come together to learn how to properly sew face masks for all employees in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This is just another way that PUC Services Inc. continues to be a strong advocate for safety within our community.

“The safety of our employees remains our top priority,” says PUC Services Inc., President and CEO, Rob Brewer. “These facemasks not only protect our staff but help to keep their families and the community safe by preventing the spread of COVID-19 as we continue to provide reliable and affordable electricity, water and wastewater services to our customers.”

The PUC Mask Team created masks made of three different, protective layers. The outside layer is a polycotton blend while the inside is constructed from high-quality cotton. The masks have a pocket for a coffee filter which provides added particle filtration and face coverage. 

“Creating the masks gives me a sense of purpose because all I want to do is help essential, front-line workers in the community,” says PUC Services Inc. Mask Team member, Angie. “With PUC being an essential service provider, our workers needed additional protection. We saw the need, as many of the workers are in close proximity to each other.” 

The PUC team came together and even brought in their family members to help make the masks. “We truly had no idea it would take off like it has, but to date, we have made over 500 masks, providing them not only to our staff members but have also donated to other workplaces and community members,” adds Angie. “Sewing the masks keeps me busy and actively involved. It’s a great feeling knowing I am contributing to our community during this unprecedented time.”

Masks given to employees are provided with instructions on how to clean and sterilize, how to properly wear the masks, and when to use them.

“We will continue to support all of our employees and the community in any way we can,” says Brewer. “Thank you to the Mask Team and their families for all of their efforts behind the design and creation of this important equipment.”

For information or assistance, contact PUC’s Customer Experience Team at customer.care@ssmpuc.com or 705-759-6522 during business hours and 705-759-6555 after hours or for emergencies.
 

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