Interpower has increased production of electrical cords and cord sets used on medical equipment, ventilators in particular.
According to a local news report, the Iowa-based manufacturer recently noticed an uptick in orders.
Three weeks ago, Interpower received an order for 1,000 ventilator cords. Company President Bob Wersen knew it was time for his company to ramp up production.
Mike Boyle, vice president of manufacturing and logistics, says Interpower’s facility in Lamoni, Iowa experienced a 350% increase in production from March 15-31, 2020.
According to Wersen, cord set demand for medical equipment has continued to increase dramatically through April.
"Most, but not all of the cords [are] for use on ventilators," says Wersen.”Our employees are very pleased to be able to make a contribution to providing equipment that helps save lives of people who come down with the coronavirus and who need the services of a ventilator.”
Interpower has been making cords for medical applications for the better part of twenty years.