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Duluth business building hospital beds instead of furniture

Updated: April 06, 2020 10:44 PM

Local businesses are trying to adapt to the changing times during the COVID-19 pandemic. but one business is looking at how they can help by making hospital beds.

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Loll Design based in Duluth normally makes furniture made entirely out of recycled plastic. 

Since they're currently closed, CEO Greg Benson is making prototypes for beds that his company could make. He wants to open up again to help with the great need for more hospital beds.

"We want to stay safe and healthy, but we also want to jump in and health, and we'll do that," said Benson. "We'll follow the CDC guidelines. if there's an order for these and we can open up again, we'll do it as safely as we can."

Because of the plastic the beds are made of, it makes it easy to get cleaned in hospitals. They're now looking into mattresses that could go with the beds. If they did open up to make beds, Benson says his facility could make up to 100 beds a day.

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