In the wake of COVID-19, the awareness and importance of protecting people operating in mobile outreach vehicles has never been greater. Winnebago Industries Specialty Vehicle Division and Polser USA have reached an exclusive partnership agreement to provide Polser USA’s permanent antimicrobial coating on the interior walls of Winnebago Class A Specialty Vehicles. Research shows Polser USA’s antimicrobial (AMB) coating technology eliminates nearly all surface microorganisms within several hours.
"Polser USA's technology is used to eliminate 99.9% of surface microorganisms in a multitude of laboratories, ICUs, medical clinics, and even oncology departments where patients have compromised immune systems,” said Polser USA President Greg Glanders. "As more communities and companies offer mobile medical services and outreach, it only makes sense that these units need to be just as safe and clean as their building counterparts, especially as the global pandemic steers our lifestyles in new directions. We are excited to provide Winnebago and its customers with an extra layer of protection.”
Polser's patented AMB material coats fiberglass-reinforced polyester surfaces to mechanically kill microorganisms like bacteria and viruses, and reduce discoloration, odors, and polymer breakdowns caused by microbes. The material acts like a microscopic bed of nails made from carbon nano-needles that pierce cell membranes and eliminate mutation, adaptation, or resistance to chemical solutions. Polser AMB has a broad pathogen killing spectrum, including certain strains of Influenza, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Salmonella, and more.
"For the past forty years, Winnebago Industries Specialty Vehicles has upheld a heritage of design and manufacturing innovation, with a customer-centric approach. Now more than ever, our customers are seeking innovative, protective measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic," said Robert Kim, Director of Winnebago Industries Specialty Vehicle Division. "Securing an exclusive agreement with Polser USA for their AMB technology provides our customers with an additional layer of antimicrobial protection and further demonstrates our commitment to innovation."
Winnebago Industries’ Specialty Vehicles are utilized across the country for a multitude of purposes, including mobile healthcare, education, library services, community outreach, and more. Most recently, the Specialty Vehicle Division has delivered seven mobile childhood advocacy centers to the New York Office of Child and Family Services, the nation's first zero-emission mobile surgical instrument lab to the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Health Center, and a food truck serving lunches to disadvantaged areas to the Minnesota Vikings Foundation.