Friday, July 17, 2020

In the News: Contollo a finalist "in the Lever’s COVID-19 Intrapreneur Challenge"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"About a dozen finalists selected from across the state will participate in a five-week virtual acceleration program in which they will learn about Lever’s intrapreneur curriculum. Each finalist will give a virtual pitch at the end of the program. A $25,000 prize will be given to the winner to start a commercial scale of PPE. 
“We are very pleased to be a part of the challenge and we are looking forward to the final presentation. We believe our idea is really unique and helpful and we are certain we’ll be in the running to win,” Kennedy said. 
Lever will also be running a second challenge to help support the state’s reopening processes. This challenge will also end with a virtual presentation and the winner will be awarded a $25,000 prize to scale production of is innovation. 
Also nominated is Peter Berzin, who has worked to transform Contollo Mass Manufacturing in Franklin from a vacant factory to one that can produce roughly 2,500 medical gowns a day. The factory, housed in the building once operated by the Clark-Cutler-McDermott company at 5 Fisher St."
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Contollo donated PPE to area Fire Depts on June 30, 2020


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