03-26-20-SK Making Masks

LEAD: An Ironwood company known for its flannel hats shifts production due to the coronavirus.

VERBATIM: Most people know about Stormy Kromer because of its signature hat and other clothing items. Now the company is producing masks and hospital gowns to help with the supply shortage that has affected medical providers throughout the area. On Wednesday the company sewed about 1,000 masks from a pattern hand-delivered by an employee’s husband. Gown production is expected to begin by the end of the week.