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Gwinnett County container company makes hospital pods to fight COVID-19

BMarko Structures rallies against the coronavirus.

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A Gwinnett County company has been busy constructing hospital beds at their facility in Lawrenceville.

BMarko Structure announced on their website that they would be constructing 'Liberty Pods' out of shipping containers. The company attributing the name to Liberty Ships that were made at a monumental speed during World War II.

According to the company's website, the pods have 4 patient rooms, space for medical research and teaching, and an area for family members. The company saying the design is "smart and compassionate", incorporates natural light, and is soundproof.

One pod was delivered to Phoebe Putney on Wednesday, Gov. Brian Kemp said in a tweet. 

Company staff writing on Facebook, "We are honored to be able to help the great state of Georgia."

According to the business's social page, plans for the pods began in March. Since then, BMarko has partnered with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency to get pods to hospitals across the state. 

You can find out more information about how to get the pods and how you can help build the pods here. 

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