Turn it up: DD Audio and DRTC providing PPE

Closeup of a DRTC staff wearing

A unique partnership between a local nonprofit and worldwide manufacturer of high-quality mobile audio equipment is putting much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE) in the hands of first responders in the metro.

Dale Rogers Training Center (DRTC), a nonprofit that provides training and jobs for people with disabilities, and Digital Designs Audio (DD Audio) are teaming up to produce face shields in response to COVID-19. The face shields are being manufactured for health care providers at the Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD).

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DRTC is using DD Audio’s source files to cut the materials needed and then assembles them to specifications. While the agency’s Vocational Rehabilitation programs have been temporarily closed since March 26, 2020, staff on the main campus are producing 300-500 face shields daily.

“We learned that DRTC has the equipment necessary and can do manufacturing as well,” said Shawn Wright, with DD Audio. “This project helps both entities with their missions as well as helping the community at large.”

“DRTC has partnered with DD Audio since 2012 assisting with their packaging and kitting needs,” said DRTC Sales/Business Manager Mark Claunch. “This opportunity helps address a critical need in the community while maintaining our relationship with DD Audio during the pandemic.”

Send inquiries for completed face shields to sales@ddaudio.com; source files are available at http://ddaud.io/face-shield-files. 

Dale Rogers Training Center (DRTC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency, is Oklahoma’s leading community vocational training and employment center for people with disabilities in Oklahoma. With multiple locations in Oklahoma, DRTC trains or employs approximately 1,000 people with disabilities per year. Visit us online: DRTC.org.

DD Audio is an Oklahoma based manufacturer of high-quality mobile audio products. For more information visit https://ddaudio.com.