Cubbison Co. to Produce 20K Face Shields
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — In an effort to help in the fight against COVID-19, Cubbison Co. is working with an Ohio-based medical engineering firm to produce 20,000 face shields for the health care industry.
Cubbison, a manufacturer of product identification solutions and flexible printed electronic devices, received the order yesterday, according to a company spokesman. A prototype will arrive at the company’s Victoria Road plant today and the company looks to begin production soon.
It will take about seven business days to produce all 20,000 face shields, according to the company. Shields will be die-cut from a polycarbonate material and sent back to the engineering firm, who will produce and attach the band. Cubbison declined to name the engineering firm.
Cubbison is considered an essential business as it is a key supplier to companies listed as “Critical Manufacturing” by the Department of Homeland Security, according to a company release. The company is following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by mandating nonessential employees all work from home.
The company has another 75 employees working two shifts at its plant.
“The remaining employees are having their temperature taken upon entering the facility, sanitizing agents have been placed throughout the building and we are requiring our employees to obey the six-foot rule,” says Tim Merrifield, Cubbison president and CEO. “In addition, we split our production team into two shifts to eliminate as much personal interaction as possible.”
Pictured: Sample images of face shields to be produced by Cubbison Co. (Image: Cubbison Co.)
Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.