There has been a major disruption to the global supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic leaving doctors, nurses, and other frontline workers dangerously ill-equipped to care for COVID-19 patients.
The Architectural Plastics Face Shield Initiative
Initially, Blake and Virginia Miremont, owners of Architectural Plastics, were worried they would have to close their doors during the pandemic, right after they had just completed a three and half year factory renovation. Luckily that was not the case and Architectural Plastics has been supplying businesses with essential items like hospital trays and clear acrylic sneeze guards throughout the lockdown.
However, the project that excites the team the most is the production of 60,000 face shields. This initiative started when Virginia’s sister, a hospital administrator with Sutter Health in the Fresno area, first made Blake aware of the shortage of face shields where she worked. Blake took it upon himself to do something about the situation. The idea is to charge for some of the shields, just to cover some of the costs, then donate the rest to hospitals and first responders in the area.
The team at Architectural Plastics is hoping this will encourage the community to combine their resources to help those in the frontline during this trying time. Read the original media release here.
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