Bauer Shifting Production to Make Medical Visors

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Bauer is chipping in as Canadians and the world deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Canadian hockey manufacturing company is offering to modify its production line to make protective visors for doctors, nurses and first responders.

Bauer's Vice-President of Products, Dan Bourgeois, says he has already received calls from Montreal police, firefighters and hospitals interested in the products.

Bourgeois says the company decided to adapt its hockey visor production after hearing Quebec Premier Francois Legault say manufacturers in Quebec could have a role to play if supplies of protective equipment run low.

The proposed full-face visors are made of plastic and contain anti-fogging material and would be produced at the company's innovation centre in Blainville, Que.

With non-essential businesses ordered closed in Quebec, the company is awaiting authorization from the provincial government before going into production.

 

— With files from The Canadian Press