Pennsylvania factory workers return home after spending 28 straight days making masks


A group of 40 employees at a Braskem America facility in Delaware County, Pennsylvania will return home after almost a month straight of 12-hour on-and-off shifts making masks.

In March, the workers decided unanimously they would eat, sleep and live in the facility to ensure maximum production of materials that could be turned into N95 masks, hospital gowns and sanitary wipes.

“There’s been a glow in everyone’s eyes,” said operations shift supervisor, Joe Boyce told WPVI. “We’re truly honored to be able to give back and support people we will never meet in some way.”

The employees watched TV and occasionally got drive-by visits from friends and family.

“All the first responders, all the people on the frontlines, we thank you for what you’ve done. That’s what makes our job easy to do,” Boyce said.