Louisville Slugger now making masks for COVID-19

The maker of Louisville Slugger baseball bats for Wilson Sporting Goods is producing non-medical masks to help benefit food banks. 164-year-old Louisville-based Hillerich & Bradsby Company says in a news release its Maskonic masks are reusable, water repellent and treated with a bactericide that lasts for up to 10 washes. Inspired by its Bionic gloves line, company president and CEO John Hillerich cited the need for protective equipment in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and added that H&B has channeled its production and supply chain toward making masks for the public. Maskonic will sell the masks online at maskonic.com and bionicgloves.com with free shipping.