April 08, 2020 I Coronavirus
D’Addario to Produce Face Shields From Drumheads
D’Addario announced its plan today to fabricate protective face shields using the clear film from its Evans G2 drumheads. The company will mass produce its Dynatomy Face Shield in Evans’ Farmingdale, New York, drumhead facility using American-made materials. The company plans on beginning production by April 27 or earlier and to ramp up to a capacity of 100,000 face shields per week.
“It’s our intention to manufacture these shields as long as they’re needed in New York or anywhere around the globe,” said Jim D’Addario, chief innovation officer. “We’ve watched the incredible efforts of our healthcare and essential services workers all across the world with great admiration. While we cannot match the immeasurable efforts of these selfless heroes, we feel an immense responsibility to do our part in overcoming the COVID-19 crisis.”