MADISION HEIGHTS, Mich. (May 20, 2020) – Mopec, a leading provider of American-made medical equipment and laboratory products to the pathology, histology, necropsy, autopsy and mortuary industries, is currently producing more than 1,000 body bags each day in response to the worldwide shortage caused by COVID-19. Mopec is the nation’s leading supplier of body bags and has product ready to be shipped.
Through partnerships with vinyl and polyethylene manufacturers around the United States, Mopec was able to scale production of seven different CDC-compliant body bags. The bags meet the specific needs of the pandemic and are exclusive to Mopec.
“When we saw the shortages, we rolled up our sleeves to create brand new supply chains,” said Jay Troger, CEO of Mopec. “As a result, Mopec has body bags available for those with immediate needs, as well as for the replenishment of state and local stockpiles.”
“As organizations around the country respond to the COVID-19 crisis, they are faced with an ongoing shortage of effective, high-quality products to care for their deceased,” said Jay Troger, CEO of Mopec. “By working with companies who were able to shift their regular production and instead develop body bags, we have been able to distribute these products to those with immediate needs as well as for the replenishment of state and national stockpile needs.”
As part of the company’s COVID-19 Preparation and Response offerings, Mopec currently offers the following body bags for purchase:
- US Gov/DOD Modified Design Disaster Bag: 18 Mil PVC Supported Vinyl, six double-stitched handles, center zipper, 96” x 36”
- Body Bag: 6-mil Low Density Polyethylene, no handles, 94” x 36”
- Envelope Style Heavy Duty Bag: 8-mil high strength polyethylene with reinforced nylon, 1000-pound capacity, no handles, 90” x 40”
- Heavy Duty Transport Bag: 18-20 Mil Supported PVC, envelope zipper, 6 heavy duty strap handles, 94” x 36”
- USA Response Heavy Duty Bag with Handles: 18-20 Mil Supported PVC, center zipper, 6 built-in handles, 94” x 36”
- USA Response Heavy Duty Bag: 18-20 Mil Supported PVC, center zipper, 94” x 36”
- USA Response Standard Duty Bag: 7-12 Mil PVC, center zipper, 94” x 36”
“We’re continuing to draw on our experience and relationships in the industry to address the needs of our customers during this crisis,” said Troger. “Unfortunately, a second wave of the virus seems likely, so it is critical for hospitals, funeral homes, nursing homes, extended care facilities and others to be prepared.”
Learn more about available products at Mopec.com.
Mopec, based in Madison Heights, Michigan, is a manufacturer and distributor of high-quality pathology, anatomy, mortuary, and necropsy equipment and products. Founded in 1992, Mopec differentiates itself through its extensive engineering process, superior design, and market-leading quality. Mopec is Better By Design and specializes in solutions for hospitals, universities, morgues, and a variety of other markets. Mopec is committed to the production innovative products and providing high quality customer service. For more information, visit www.mopec.com.
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