Kinder Industries Inc. shifts production from boat covers to face shields to support hospitals and frontline medical workers during the coronavirus crisis.

Kinder Industries Inc. in Bristol, Rhode Island, has been manufacturing boat covers and boat enclosures for 23 years. Now in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, the company is shifting production to help support hospitals and medical workers in need by making face shields.

The company is working with Lifespan and SouthCoast Health, and their goal is to produce 18,000 face shields, which wrap around the head. They have some masks as well, but they are focusing on shields at this time.

“We’re building about 1,100 per day right now and I know we can do better,” says owner Philip Kinder. “This is what we all need to do on a daily basis to make things happen and to make things in America, because we can do it.”

According to Kinder, customers helped purchase all of the necessary materials and paid for the transport. He anticipates completing the order in about two weeks, and he will happily fill additional orders that come in.

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