Mathis Brothers begins producing face masks at mattress factory

OKLAHOMA, City, Okla. — Oklahoma based furniture company Mathis Brothers donated face masks to OU Medicine and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center this week.

OU plans to distribute the masks to visitors and patients so that direct-care providers can continue to use existing supplies of masks.

“We are very grateful to Mathis Brothers for this generous donation and the innovative use of their factory equipment to create face masks,” said OU Medical Center President Kris Gose. “Our community and state always rally around those in need when a crisis occurs.”

A spokesman for Mathis Brothers said the company is now producing over 1,000 cloth masks each day in its mattress factory.

“We are going to continue to ramp up our efforts to give away as many of these masks as possible to our local healthcare system. We feel fortunate to be able to help in this small way in our community,” Rit Mathis said.