In light of the coronavirus, Nova Polymers is focused on the health and safety of our employees, families and, most importantly, our communities. As such, we are extremely proud of our customers for using their tools and knowledge to help save lives during this pandemic.
We want to send a “Shout Out” and a huge “Thank you!” to our customers who are manufacturing signs for healthcare facilities and pivoting their business to also making personal protective equipment (PPEs) for the heroes on the front line. They have used their access to a wide range of materials, tools, and equipment to assist essential workers in their fight against COVID-19.
Here are how our customers have been supporting the health and safety of their communities:
Erie Custom Signs
Erie Custom Signs decided to begin manufacturing these medical shields after learning that many facilities were struggling to provide their workers with the proper PPE.
To date, Erie Custom Signs has sold over 6,000 of their medical face shields and donated to City of Saginaw Police and Fire, Thomas Township Police and Fire and the Diocese of Saginaw Priests. They aim to produce more for other medical facilities across the country that are in need.
Sign Pro, Inc.
Sign Pro, Inc. repurposed its 3D manufacturing capability to create hundreds of face shields for essential employees and area first responders. Also, they have made sneeze guards, driver shields, as well as ADA compliant floor signs for grocery stores to promote social distancing.
Sign Pro continues its efforts to keep their community safe. They have donated their PPEs to first responders, hospitals, grocery stores, police departments and nursing homes. So far, their driver shields have been installed in a fleet of shuttle busses at UConn Health Center and the busses of the Southeast Area Transit District.
When they learned that a local school, Kohelet Yeshiva High School, was making face shields, AGS saw the opportunity to support and give back to their community during this pandemic. Since then, they have manufactured more than 1,500 face shields to give to their health-care clients.
AGS has also been continuing their operations to produce their patented patient precaution notifier sign, AccessAlert. With these signs, hospital staff can easily and quickly identify patient precautions and risks so that they can protect the health and safety of both patients and health care workers.
OPA Signs & Graphics
As the cases of Coronavirus skyrocketed in New Orleans, OPA Signs & Graphics teamed up with several New Orleans companies to produce medical equipment for first responders. They retooled their warehouse and have since manufactured around 13,000 gowns and 25,000 face-shields.
OPA Signs & Graphics has donated their PPEs to healthcare workers on the front lines at Ochsner Medical Center and Ochsner Health. They are planning to produce more PPEs for essential workers in the New Orleans area.
Park Place Sign Systems, Inc.
Park Place Sign Systems, Inc. found a way to support their local health care workers fighting against COVID-19. They modified an existing design for face shields found on the University of California San Francisco website and repurposed their 250w Kern laser to create these shields.
In just three days, Park Place Sign Systems manufactured 500 face shields and distributed them to eight area health organizations, including the Hannibal Regional Hospital and Marion County Ambulance District. They are planning to produce more PPEs for the first responders in the area.
Thank you to Erie Custom Signs, Sign Pro, AGS, OPA, and Park Place Signs for all your work in supporting the heroes on the front lines. We can’t wait to see the positive impact of your work in your communities!