By: Kelly Wang April 12, 2020
Coronavirus: Manufacturer In London, Ont., Producing Face Shields For Local Hospitals
Each face shield takes around three hours to make, and materials generally cost between $4-9 per face shield, according to Bri-Eck. . Bri-Eck/Facebook
A local machine and tools manufacturer has kept its workshop busy producing PPE (personal protective equipment) face shields for health-care workers.
Eckard Briedenhann with Bri-Eck Machine & Tools Inc. tells 980 CFPL the team has increased its medical productions since COVID-19 became more serious in London, Ont.
“We just found it’s our obligation to help the community in need, so we expanded the business to help them.”
Briedenhann said the company has set out a goal to produce 250 face shields each week for local hospitals.
Each face shield takes around three hours to make, and materials generally cost between $4-9 per face shield, according to Briedenhann.
But he says the company has run into some trouble.
The company is welcoming those who wish to give a donation to email Briedenhann at email@example.com