CLEVELAND—To support President Trump’s invoking of the Defense Production Act to increase production of equipment to diagnose and treat COVID-19, ASG, Div. of Jergens Inc., will be implementing an order priority initiative for all medical device manufacturers effective March 19.

As part of the initiative, ASG will expedite orders to qualifying manufacturers of medical devices and healthcare products. The company will provide same-day shipping if product is available. If product is not immediately available, the company will dedicate available resources to producing the required items as soon as possible, which should reduce lead times to the order of days.

ASG will provide free next-day air delivery on qualifying orders, and it will waive any fees normally associated with expedited orders.

“We ask that our customers, distribution partners and sales team contact ASG Customer Service with any qualifying order information and point of sale information to properly qualify those orders already in queue for expediting, and to identify future orders in the same manner,” says Bryon Shafer, general manager at ASG. “We ask the patience of all other customers whose orders might be slightly impacted by this as we all try to be good global citizens and prioritize healthcare needs.”

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