Tulsa company switches to making face shields for COVID-19 crisis

A Tulsa company that specializes in making name badges for special events is gearing up to instead make face shields for medical personnel and first responders.

“Because so much of our stuff is special event related, and all of those events are now canceled, we found ourselves scrambling, trying to identify okay what can we do, not only to help the community but also to keep our employees working,” said Scott Bogie, the head of A&B Identity.

He says the changeover to making face shields is actually pretty simple.

The machinery that cuts the plastic for name badges can easily be reconfigured to cut the plastic and foam for face shields.

They're making prototypes now, and he says they will soon be producing around 2,000 face shields per day.

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