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Newmarket manufacturer Design Plastics steps up to create COVID Shield for frontline health-care workers

man holding a face shieldWhen the call went out for help, a Newmarket small business owner was in a prime position to help in the fight against COVID-19.

Twenty years of expertise in plastic fabrication, laser cutting, and injection molding came together with the creative ability to generate quick solutions to urgent problems, and within a day of the Ontario government putting out a call for businesses to retool, the COVID Shield was born.

“Normally, in a design setting, it can be months of tedium where you don’t really get to see the fruit of your labour, but here, it’s a much faster process,” said Jeff Mayhew, owner and general manager of the company that makes the COVID Shield, Design Plastics International (DPI) of Newmarket.

Full Article: Newmarkettoday.ca


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