As COVID-19 took hold in the region last spring, FLEXcon worked with local hospitals and EMS to design disposable face shields to help address the shortage of face masks. To date, they have donated over 20,000 face shields to over 300 local organizations and others across the country. Thereafter, Harrington Hospital reached out to FLEXcon to develop a disposable test hood for qualitative fit testing, and in less than 24 hrs, a prototype had been created. Both were simple yet effective solutions designed to help keep people safe.
“We saw an immediate need as the shortage of face masks became apparent and looked for a way to address the problem for local frontline workers through the development personal protective equipment (PPE),” says Lavon Winkler, president/CEO of FLEXcon. “What began as an endeavor to help local hospitals and EMS became a nationwide initiative.”
“I think it’s important to recognize companies in the Commonwealth that are able and willing to pivot production during crisis to help the community,” adds MA State Senator Anne Gobi. “FLEXcon’s actions made a difference in limiting the spread and impact of COVID-19 in our region, especially during the early days of the pandemic.”
FLEXcon Company, Inc. is a global leader in coated and laminated films and adhesives used in graphics applications, manufactured goods, and new products. A family owned company for over 60 years, FLEXcon has provided a collaborative, consultative approach to deliver unique solutions that help customers achieve better business results. FLEXcon is a trusted partner to a wide range of companies from printers and fabricators to engineers and designers developing products for existing and emerging markets. Headquartered in Spencer, Mass., the company has operations throughout North America and Europe with distribution worldwide. For more information, visit www.FLEXcon.com