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Harco Enterprises Seeks Urgent Support To Help Build Face Shields For PPE


MEDIA RELEASE – Friday, April 3, 2020

[PETERBOROUGH, ON]: Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development is assisting a collaboration of companies being led by Harco Enterprises Limited with the support from Merit Precision and are reaching out to the broader business community to source additional materials for the development of urgently needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Harco Enterprises is using its skills to retool and make plastic and rubber components that can hold and attach face shields, worn by medical professionals and first responders. Harco Enterprises is making two specific pieces that hold the face shield, however, there is an immediate need for the clear plastic required to complete the face shield.  The company  is looking to partner with other manufacturers or businesses who can create the clear thin plastic shield to build a complete face shield kit.

The face shield needs to be cut to  be 12.0″ by 9.5″ and approximately 0.020″ thick or 0.5mm thick from Polyethylene terephthalate (PETG) material.

Photo of finished face shield with Harco black plastic headpieces
Clear plastic face shield dimensions.

If you are a business in Peterborough & the Kawarthas and can help with the creation of these face shields or have access to a supplier who can, please contact Suzanne McCrimmon, Director of Business Development at PKED, at 705-872-6802 or SMcCrimmon@peterboroughed.ca

For additional information please contact Keaton Robbins, Corporate Communications Officer,
705.743.0777 Ext. 2116 or kerobbins@peterboroughed.ca @PtboEcDev

To access images of the face shield, plastic components and face shield dimensions, please download the files from this Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/544fotl349asmrh/AAA6SAUesom-qhGUvpk73V5ra?dl=0