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B-Con Engineering Inc., an optics manufacturing company, is shifting its manufacturing focus to make face shields for medical staff and facilities. The company has previously designed and built optical systems for NASA’s Mars missions as well as motorcycle helmet face shields and bomb disposal suit face shields.
B-Con, started in 1988 by Brian Creber, began redirecting part of its 10-person workforce in mid-March to turn out clear plastic shields for nurses, doctors, and health care providers to help in their efforts to treat COVID-19.
“The Canadian federal and provincial governments were indicating that the virus would be very serious and that there may be a shortage of medical supplies,” Creber said….READ MORE