In the News - Five Questions With: Carolyn Kirk

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Providence Business News
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

By: Susan Shalhoub 

A question and answer session with MassTech executive director, Carolyn Kirk, on the Massachusetts Manufacturing Emergency Response Team, or the MERT, which is an effort to respond to COVID-19 in terms of supporting manufacturers who want to pivot and produce items relevant to the pandemic.

The Collaborative is a leader on the Massachusetts Manufacturing Emergency Response Team, or the MERT, which is an effort to respond to COVID-19 in terms of supporting manufacturers who want to pivot and produce items relevant to the pandemic.

The MERT started in March, spurred by state and manufacturing leaders, Kirk said, with a “head start,” as they knew many of the other key players through investments in advanced manufacturing. Strong connections with the health care system have also proven valuable, she said. 

During this session, Kirk answers questions such as what kinds of COVID-type issues are advisers consulting on now and are there risks in turning over manufacturing operations to COVID-related products?

Read full PBN article here.