Local Sports Equipment Makers Move To Produce PPE Face Shields

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Two New England-based sports equipment makers are switching to make personal protective equipment for medical personnel during the coronavirus pandemic.

Bauer Hockey would usually be making ice skates, sticks, and helmets. It has now partnered with New Hampshire-based Lacrosse equipment company Cascade Maverick to make thousands of face masks every day for medial professionals on the frontlines of the pandemic.

"This is our DNA of our company, it literally says on the wall 'Passion to Protect,' when we make our lacrosse equipment," says Win Freams of Cascade Maverick.

Freams helped come up with a design for the face shields that are now being produced on a mass scale to help replenish the local PPE supply.

"Yesterday we started production, and we made our first 1300 in our first day. Today we'll be up to just over 2,000," Freams said. "Monday and through the rest of next week we are aiming to get 20,000 units done."

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports:

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