Doing Our Part - Keeping Customers & Team Members Safe
Nixon Power Services is passionate about keeping our customers and team members safe during this time, while continuing to provide 24/7 premium generator service. On April 3, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a recommendation for people to wear cloth face masks in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. However, finding masks has been a difficult task to accomplish.
With this in mind, family members came together to provide our technicians with reusable handmade masks following CDC guidelines. Masks can be created with a sewing machine, t-shirt and scissors or even a bandana. Pat Fox (mother of Mike Schindler - Aftermarket Operations Manager) was one of the many who put her sewing skills to use to provide these masks. In her words, “I wanted to do my part to make a difference in any way that I could and am happy to help Team Nixon.”
Thanks to the many contributions, roughly 120 masks have been made and distributed to Nixon team members. Technicians and Project Engineers are able to safely respond to the needs of our customers.
Greg Frost, Director of Aftermarket Operations, expressed his gratitude for the many who contributed by stating, “I would like to personally thank the family members and the employees who took time to construct homemade masks for our 75 technicians. These masks will be used as primary and secondary protection to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19 amongst fellow team members and those customers where social distancing is difficult to maintain. Thanks to you and your contributions - Nixon’s critical technician team has not seen any active cases.”
Nixon will continue to work as a team to provide a safe and premium customer experience 24/7.
"Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”
- Vince Lombardi
CDC Cloth Mask:
- Two 10”x6” rectangles of cotton fabric
- Two 6” pieces of elastic
- Needle & thread
- Sewing machine
- Cut two 10x6 in. rectangles of cotton fabric. Use tightly woven cotton, such as quilting fabric or cotton sheets. Stack two rectangles.
- Fold over long sides 1/4 in. & hem. Fold the double layer of fabric over 1/2 in. along the short sides & stitch down.
- Run 6-in. length of 1/8-in. wide elastic through wider hem on each side of mask. These will be the ear loops. Use a large needle/ bobby pin to thread through. Tie the ends tight.
- Gently pull on elastic so knots are tucked inside hem. Gather sides of the mask on the elastic & adjust so mask fits your face. Securely stitch elastic in place to keep from slipping.