Dover, New Jersey-based Blanc Display Group, a merchandising firm in signage and displays to the retail industry for more than 20 years has reorganized its Dover location as well as its Amsterdam, New York, manufacturing operations to include producing clear face shields and wall guards to meet the emergent need and demand created by the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic.
These manufacturing measures were implemented as soon as the need arose and are now being run daily to meet the demand. The clear face shield is made of an 11-in x 9-in transparent face guard, a high-density foam cushioned headband with white on blue printing across the front guard, and an adjustable 1-in wide elastic strap that stretches to ensure a proper fit.
The waterproof and washable—hand-wash or machine-wash on gentle cycle in cool water, then air dry—clear face shield is reusable. Clear acrylic wall guards are available in multiple sizes and either hang from ceilings or mount to solid surfaces via three pre-drilled holes. Red alert tape is also available to place on the wall Guard’s smooth edges as an additional safety option.
Didier Blanc, president of Blanc Display Group said, “We have been able to convert part of our manufacturing operation to the production of face shields and wall protectors. These are sorely needed by many essential workers, from healthcare first responders, retail personnel, to police departments and first aid squads. I feel blessed that we are not only able to continue operation but are also able to produce something that will help in the fight against this terrible pandemic. I am glad that we have an opportunity to give back.”
Blanc Display Group also instituted an employee donation incentive, wherein each employee was given clear face shields to donate to the organization of their choice.