Metalcraft Solutions Is Helping Produce a Million Face Shields for Workers

Cleveland-area manufacturers among 19 companies helping make face shields to combat coronavirus

Posted Apr 09, 2020


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CLEVELAND, Ohio – Terry Ellis, general manager of Acro Tool & Die in Akron, started reaching out last month via the internet in search of a mission his company could undertake to help combat the coronavirus pandemic.

On March 31, Ellis received an answer in the form of an email from MAGNET. The Cleveland-based business consultant, inquired whether Acro’s 3-D printers could quickly create a mold insert needed to make injection molded headbands for medical face shields.

A little more than a week later, Acro is one of 19 companies furiously engaged in a project led by MAGNET to produce up to one million face shields that frontline health-care workers in Ohio can wear over their surgical masks as they care for coronavirus patients.

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Ohio manufacturers step up to make PPE

Posted Apr 14, 2020


Listen to Metalcraft Solutions General Manager, Terry Ellis, and Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network (MAGNET) President & CEO, Ethan Karp, interview with 90.3 WCPN NPR discussing their roles in the making of the critical PPE during the coronavirus pandemic. 

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