Miami Valley company uses grant money to develop new medical, industrial masks

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VANDALIA, Ohio (WDTN) – A Miami Valley manufacturing company won a half million-dollar grant from the state of Ohio to create a new kind of mask to help in the fight against the coronavirus.

Just one year ago, Ben Staub and his industrial manufacturing company BasTech weren’t even in the PPE business, they stuck mostly to aerospace products. But in a few short months they identified a need, developed prototypes, won a grant, and started producing a unique mask that’s now being used all over the country.

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Story excerpt provided by 2 News. See related article in Dayton Daily News.

Written by Adam Rife.

Originally published January 11, 2021.

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