Madico Expands Operations to Mass Produce Face Shields at Pinellas Park, Florida Plant
The manufacturer explained it “reacted quickly to the urgent need for increased production of personal protective equipment, developing and testing more than a dozen prototypes in just a matter of days. Safe-Gard Face Shields are disposable and can be used for many different personal protective applications including police, firefighters, nurses and doctors.”
“The decision to start manufacturing face shields happened very quickly. We recognized the need and developed prototypes, modified the design based on local hospital and medical professionals’ input, and had it certified at rapid speed,” said Madico CEO Shawn Kitchell.
“We’re proud to utilize some of our manufacturing capabilities to help keep people safe during these unprecedented times and have been astounded by the urgent need with three local hospitals and our local municipalities ordering 100,000+ units over a two-day period,” he added.
Madico said it just recently started mass production and set a goal to produce 10,000 face shields each day. Madico, a fully owned subsidiary of Lintec USA Holdings, Inc., will be running its production line 24 hours a day, 7 days per week to meet the demand for its core products as well as to keep up with the significant new Safe-Gard face shield demands. The company also is in the process of hiring new manufacturing floor employees to work exclusively on the assembly and packaging of the shields.
The Safe-Gard Face Shield protects against splashes during medical procedures while providing complete peripheral vision. It includes a comfortable, water-resistant, closed-cell, foam front with adjustable head fasteners and Velcro closure to ensure a good seal.
The shield also can be used to extend the life of N95 face masks. Made in the United States with a patent pending, the Safe-Gard Face Shield is ANSI Z787.1-2015 certified against droplet hazards, verified through independent laboratory testing.
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