MADICO ACTS TO SHIELD HEALTHCARE WORKERS
Industry Today|August 2020
The clear choice for window films, coatings and laminates, Madico ramps up production of face shields that protect against COVID-19.

In response to the urgent need for personal protective equipment (PPE), Madico Inc. is now mass producing 10,000 face shields a day. In addition, the company has so far donated 1,000 face masks, eight boxes of cleanroom suits and booties and 40 bottles of hand sanitizer to the state of Florida, and is working with local industry leaders to provide critical supplies to nurses, doctors and first responders.

Madico 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 has hired 24 new manufacturing floor employees to work exclusively on the assembly and packaging of the shields, with priority given to relatives of employees who were out of work and needed jobs.

“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.

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