Ames Walker pivots manufacturing to masks

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

ASHEBORO, N.C. – Ames Walker has pivoted some knitting machines from making socks to making masks. The company says it has the capability to produce more than 1 million masks per week. “While we remain committed to our customer’s compression stocking needs, we felt it was our duty to further protect our customers because they look to us as a trusted source for products,” said Ryan Zell, co-owner and president. “Our customers’ health and satisfaction is our No. 1 priority, and we are glad that we’re able to step up and be a resource to meet their needs during this outbreak.” The Ames Walker Protective Masks are double-ply knit from a nylon/spandex blend and treated with a hydrophobic finish designed to repel moisture.