NORRIDGEWOCK – Face masks are becoming part of daily life.
On Tuesday, Maine Senator Susan Collins wanted people who spend their days making those masks to know that people are grateful for their efforts.
Among the workers the Republican senator thanked were those at the New Balance sneaker factory in Norridgewock.
“The employees here who were manufacturing athletic shoes were able to switch so quickly to making the masks to keep us safe during this pandemic,” Collins said. “Not only helps to insure that they still have jobs, but helps to keep all of us safer.”
Collins also said the New Balance sneakers just received a top grade from the U.S. military, which has a sizable contract with the Boston-based athletic shoe company.