Instruments manufacturer D’Addario, through it’s team of engineers, has found a way to turn Evans G2 drum skins into face shields for doctors and healthcare professionals. The equipment can help the battle against the Coronavirus pandemic. The goal is to start production by April 27 and quickly increase capacity to 100,000 face shields a week.
“Today, D’Addario is underway in engineering and manufacturing face shields. To help alleviate the dire shortage of protective gear for New York and the world’s healthcare workers.”
“Even before our factories were closed, D’Addario immediately began devising a way to use its resources to support the global response to COVID-19. Our team of engineers quickly learned how to fabricate protective face shields. Using the clear film from Evans G2 drumheads. In only three days, we developed the first prototype. Using our FDA approved Dynatomy brand, we will be mass-producing the Dynatomy face shield in the Evans drumhead facility. Which the NYSEDC approved to stay open.”
“We called this Project Excelsior after the New York State motto. Which means ‘Ever Upward’ because it captured the extraordinary determination and can-do spirit of our small team of engineers and product designers. It also typifies our music company’s current credo during the COVID-19 crisis: #wewillplayon.”
“It’s our intention to manufacture these shields as long as they’re needed in New York or anywhere around the globe. 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.”
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