In just a few months, the COVID-19 crisis has brought about years of change in the way companies in all sectors and regions do business, including Architectural Plastics. The team went from fabricating acrylic wine racks and display cases to producing plastic face shields and barriers to help fight the virus.
The company started by producing face shields, which owner, Blake Miremont, designed himself when he became aware of the lack of personal protective equipment available in hospitals. Shortly after, Blake and his team of 13 found themselves manufacturing plastic barriers for banks, restaurants, casinos, and more. Each one with a different design.
Department of Labor Encourages Establishments to Make Use of Plastic Barriers
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Department of Labor, have encouraged the use of plastic partitions in schools, businesses, and workplaces. Grocery stores, salons, restaurants, nursing homes, and even offices across the country have new found use for plastic, creating transparent barriers between groups of people as a preventative measure against the coronavirus.
While this pandemic has left many people unemployed, Blake and the team at Architectural Plastics have found themselves working 18-hour days, seven days a week to produce these face shields and barriers. Read the original media piece here.
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