Radiologic Technology alum supplies PPE through personal business
Ogeechee Technical College

Wesley Hendrix, a graduate of Ogeechee Tech’s Radiologic Technology Program, has utilized his personal business to meet the needs of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shortages across the state.  

Most of his life Hendrix can remember working with his hands, it has always been a passion of his. Alongside his full-time job of running an Imaging Center, woodworking was a hobby that quickly developed into the business he and his wife now own, Elite CNC Routing & Woodworks. Hendrix's business has expanded beyond woodworking, and now machines and fabricates mostly engineered plastics into wearable parts for the lumber and paper mill industries.

Upon the spread of COVID-19 Hendrix saw there were PPE shortages, particularly for face shields. “We decided we wanted to help our local community and we had the equipment set up to produce them,” said Hendrix. 

He and his wife found an open-source design that they utilized to fit their needs and started producing the face shields immediately. “In our initial production run, we produced 235 of these face shields,” added Hendrix. “We have distributed them to the Bulloch County EMA, local and regional hospitals, local medical establishments and personnel, and have even shipped some to Atlanta hospitals.”

Both in his CNC business and at his full-time medical imaging job, Hendrix has stayed busy and has been able to navigate these uncertain times by helping meet the needs of the community.

Hendrix is a native of Brooklet, and graduated from OTC’s Radiologic Technology program in 2002. He is currently employed by Bohler Family Practice and has been operating the Brooklet Imaging Center since 2005. If you’re interested in learning more about the Radiological Technology Program or one of our many other programs at Ogeechee Tech, visit www.ogeecheetech.edu/academics.

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Ogeechee Technical College (OTC) is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia. OTC provides student‐centered academic and occupational programs and support services at the associate degree, diploma, and certificate levels. OTC utilizes traditional and distance education methodologies in state-of-the-art facilities while supporting adult education, continuing education, and customized business and industry workforce training.

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MICHELLE DAVIS
Vice President for College Advancement
Phone: 912.681.2758 | Email: mdavis@ogeecheetech.edu