This is Derek Miller Speaking on Business.

Fred Lampropoulos is an icon in Utah, a business leader who had not only built one of America’s premiere medical device companies but who has elevated Utah in the process. Today, Fred and Merit Medical are attacking the coronavirus while, at the same time, protecting employees. And he’s here to tell us how.


As an essential business now producing sample collection and transport kits for COVID-19, Merit Medical is actively engaged in the fight against this monumental pandemic. As we produce our first 400,000 test kits for the State, we’re also keeping our employees safe. We have restricted all travel and closed our campus to all non-critical visitors. We conduct daily temperature testing on all on-site employees. We require all employees to wear masks on all Merit Medical campuses worldwide. We have appointed COVID-19 coordinators who constantly monitor compliance to CDC protocols.

At Merit Medical we are confident that our efforts are helping Utahns, helping employees keep their jobs, and helping flatten the curve. And we are proud of our efforts in this time of need.


Utah companies like Merit Medical are making a difference, providing essential goods and services to protect us here at home and supplying America with lifesaving resources made right here in the Beehive State.

I’m Derek Miller, with the Salt Lake Chamber, and this is Speaking on Business.