A JCB worker who lost a relative to coronavirus has joined colleagues on a mini-production line to help NHS heroes. Joe Mumby is volunteering to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) for the NHS as he and his family come to terms with the death of his father's cousin from coronavirus in the past few days.
Principal electronics engineer and father-of-two James Morley, who is normally based at JCB’s World Headquarters in Rocester, is also showing his support for the NHS after converting the garage at his Derbyshire home to produce vital supplies.
Inspired by his efforts, JCB has re-opened its Innovation Centre at the World Headquarters so colleagues and tooling and moulding engineers Mr Mumby, 22, and Joe Bagley, 25, of Ashby, can volunteer and have free use of the company's 3D rapid prototype machines to help produce medical-grade visors for NHS staff.
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