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Hockey Equipment Company To Produce Face Shields For Health Care Workers

March 26, 2020

A New Hampshire-based hockey company is using its resources to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Bauer, which is headquartered in Exeter, New Hampshire, announced on its Facebook page this week that it would be repurposing its production facilities to make face shields.

“Producing protective equipment that allows athletes to give everything for their team is our heritage,” the post reads. “Right now, we’re all playing for the same team. We’re repurposing our production facilities to make face shields so that medical professionals battling COVID-19 can safely continue to help those most vulnerable”

Initially, the company will use its facilities in Blainville, Quebec and Liverpool, New York to produce face shields for Canadian health care workers. However, they expect to produce face shields for American healthcare workers in the near future as well, according to MSN.

The company has the material necessary to make the face shields because they produce hockey helmets, which include clear shields made of hard plastic.

As of Wednesday, March 25, Bauer said it already had orders for more than 100,000 units.

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