Tools for Safe Return

Tools for a Safe, Responsible Return to Work

As Berrien County businesses prepared to return to work safely, it's important you have the right guidance and equipment to protect employees, customers and yourselves.  Below is a Resource Guide that provides tips from the Center for Disease Control, Spectrum Health Lakeland and other reputable sources for a safe return.  Also below are local companies with the capacity to supply personal protection equipment (PPE) for your business and employees.

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Employer Toolkit by Spectrum Health Lakeland 

Spectrum Health's guidance to Southwest Michigan businesses as they adapt to operating in a new environment with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Employer Toolkit will help businesses, no matter where they are in the process, whether it is navigating reopening to the community, welcoming employees back on-site or adapting to a new environment. The guide includes expert tips, best practices, checklists and ready-to-use signage and more. The Employer Toolkit can be found by clicking on the photo to the right or by clicking here.



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Southwest Michigan’s economic vitality is critical to the health and prosperity of its residents.  Cornerstone Alliance has created a working guide to assist local businesses in fully reopening in a safe, organized and effective manner.  The specific recommendations in each category support the overall goal of opening businesses in a way that protects employees and customers from exposure to COVID-19 and to prevent spreading of the virus.  This Guide for a safe reopening will be updated based on the most current guidance available from local, state and federal resources.  You can access the Resource Guide here.



Journeyman Distillery (hand sanitizer)Sanitizer Journeyman

Journeyman Distillery, located in Three Oaks, has been producing hand sanitizer since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The company's efforts were featured in Time Magazine and they continue to provide hand sanitizer to the general public.  Those interested in the product can go to the web site (here), can call (269) 820-2050 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  You can purchase in person at their Three Oaks location from Noon to 5 p.m. on weekdays or from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.


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Edgewater Automation (face shields and thermometers)

Edgewater Automation, based in St. Joseph, manufactures custom automation equipment.  The company has been producing custom face shields for first responders since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Edgewater Automation can produce face shields for Berrien County businesses as they reopen.  The company also has access to no-touch thermometers.  These products can be secured by calling Jacob Brown, HR Manager. Jacob can be reached at (269) 408-4056 or via email.


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Competitive Edge (personal protection equipment)

Based in Stevensville, Competitive Edge has an entire selection of items and equipment needed for a safe return to work.  You can visit the "Welcome Back, We're Open" web page for available inventory or the Personal Protection Equipment page here.  You can also call them at (877) 429-0404 or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Doubleday Office Products (personal protection equipment)

Benton Harbor's Doubleday Office Products has personal protection equipment for office, industrial and commercial customers.  Doubleday is manufacturing custom-built sneeze guards.  For additional information on PPE from Doubleday, you can reach them by phone at (269) 926-8293 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Thayer Products (personal protection equipment)

Thayer Products, based in downtown Benton Harbor, has been in the janitorial, chemical, paper, and safety supply business since 1946.  Thayer has gloves, masks, shields, sleeves, aprons, bouffants, disinfectants, sanitizers and paper goods of all kinds.  For information on Thayer products, you should call them at (269) 925-0633.


Eagle Technologies (medical and personal protection equipment)

Eagle Technologies is producing medical testing units, workstations and protective equipment for the medical industry, industrial customers and the general public.  Eagle Technologies is able to provide face shields for any use.  If you are interested in any of these products, you can reach out to Eagle Technologies by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling (269) 465-2200.



ADAMS & Son Heating and Cooling (PPE Stations)adams

Based in Sodus, ADAMS & Son Heating and Cooling has taken an innovative approach to an all-in-one PPE workstation.  These workstations provide easy access to PPE for employees and can be purchased by calling (269) 927-3766 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  


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