NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) - Workers at a New Albany furniture company are making masks because of the coronavirus.
In early March, Kevin Charles Fine Upholstery was making furniture; by the end of the month, things had changed.
Rusty Berryhill said a company business partner was in contact with a children’s hospital in Miami, Florida, that needed masks. He realized his company could make masks.
He and 12 employees got down to the business of making them.
Now that they have shut down the furniture business and switched to mask-making, Berryhill said they have already made 11,000 masks in just three weeks.
"We've got 19,000 more to go,” he said. “Some other people are needing some here in Mississippi."
Berryhill is not making any money right now for making the masks.
"We just feel like we're doing the right thing."
Berryhill said he’ll continue making masks as long as he can get the raw materials to do so. He said a freight company is shipping the masks free of charge.