If you aren’t familiar with MotoMinded they are a company based in Colorado Springs, in part, they make unique innovative products using 3D printing, Additive Manufacturing, Laser Cutting and etching, CNC routing to be able to design and then quickly get those products out to market.
They are a small company with a handful of dedicated employees and its companies like this that are potentially suffering during statewide shutdowns of non-essential work.
What Chris Vestal has decided to do is to not just shut up shop and wait until they are approved to reopen but be more proactive and help out the state of Colorad0 with their ability to design and make new products for the medical field with minimal delay.
In this unique time, because of COVID-19, they have changed their business model to help out the state and stay working and be available for whatever the state needs and at the moment it is face masks, this morning they sent me a press release
For Immediate Release –
Chris Vestal Owner
Our COVID-19 pivot at MotoMinded LLC
On March 26th our Colorado Springs, CO governor ordered all non-essential businesses closed until April 11.
We have been reaching out to multiple medical administrations to begin helping the fight by re-tooling as much of our shop as we can to produce PPE face masks and shields for the medical staff that are grossly understocked on these basic PPE consumables.
This will allow us to continue to keep our tiny staff in the office for the time being–though in a limited capacity. These efforts will undoubtedly affect our ability to produce our own products. We will process and ship orders placed before March 26th as best as we can.
If you placed an order after March 26th, we hope to resume fulfillment of those orders after April 11th. These orders will help keep our employees paid and we all truly appreciate it. We thank you for your support and hope you stay healthy and safe.
Selfless acts like this are happening all over the country and it is great to see an inmate owned company stepping up to help out, in this time of need. I am glad to call Chris a friend and wish him all the best during this difficult time and thank him for his forward-thinking even though I’m not a CO resident, it is a state I love to ride and want to again very soon.
Please remember when all this is over and social distancing is a thing of the past to say a huge thank you to companies like MotoMinded, or maybe when you are riding in Colorado later in the year when we are all safe to do so maybe stop in shake Chris’ and the guys at MotoMinded hands personally and say thank you.