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Bauer Now Producing Medical Shields

from Emily Kaplan of ESPN.

The hockey manufacturing company Bauer had been winding down business in both of its North American manufacturing facilities due to the coronavirus pandemic. But the company figured, if it couldn't provide helmets and skates for elite athletes, perhaps it could use its resources to help doctors, nurses and other first-responders in the medical field.

Bauer is now producing medical shields that could be delivered to hospitals as soon as next week. By Wednesday morning, Bauer had orders come in to its Quebec facility for more than 100,000 units across Canada, according to Bauer CEO Ed Kinnaly.

The company is also looking to provide for the United States.

"In the U.S., honestly, the word is not out yet." Kinnaly said.


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Thanks for this info Paul.  I run a non-profit that provides health care services to vulnerable adults.  We are in dire need of PPEs.  Bauer will be contacting me very soon.

Posted by Crow on 03/25/20 at 12:56 PM ET

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Good to hear Crow, hope it works out.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 03/25/20 at 12:58 PM ET


It’s great to read some (and hopefully ever more)
companies have this focus and commitment and are beginning to connect with
providers crucial to getting this equipment directly to the people who need it most.

Perhaps this can be an opportunity for government to support businesses who
care and have the desire and capacity to help more rapidly scale up what’s available in this crisis.

Everyone who is providing medical care and other essential frontline services right now - thank you!

Posted by lefty.30 on 03/25/20 at 02:15 PM ET

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