LOOK: Bauer Hockey Joins The Fight Against Coronavirus...With Visors!
One of my favourite things to follow over the last couple of weeks of COVID-19 has been people springing to action, eager to help their fellow human(s), however possible. Kinda remarkable how something so sudden and scary can actually give you some real faith in humanity. And this right here is a great example of that. The folks at Bauer Hockey really wanted to help the fight against coronavirus. But what exactly can a hockey equipment manufacturer do to help combat a pandemic?
Face protection, as it turns out.
Protection that allows athletes to give everything for their team is our heritage.— BAUER Hockey (@BauerHockey) March 25, 2020
Right now, we're all on the same team. We're repurposing our facilities to make face shields so that medical professionals battling COVID-19 can safely continue to help those most vulnerable. pic.twitter.com/pBiZuUWdVl
The plan is to make 2,000 of these per day right now. It’ll help keep people employed, and get medical professionals some much-needed protection, as they run towards a virus that’s forced the better part of the world’s population to hide. Dan Bourgeois, Bauer’s VP of product innovation elaborated on the innovation that could help hospitals, cops, and firefighters on the front lines.
"We say we’re a protective company ... Then why aren't we starting to (make) protection for our doctors, nurses, hospitals, and their needs? I contacted my CEO (Ed Kinnaly) and he said, 'Hey, Dan, you have carte blanche. Go do it.'"
🇨🇦 Hockey equipment manufacturer @BauerHockey is offering to modify its production line to make protective visors for doctors, nurses and first responders.— TSN Hockey (@TSNHockey) March 25, 2020
The equipment to help deal with the COVID-19 pandemic would be produced in Blainville, Que: https://t.co/WYGHI9UMws pic.twitter.com/tnH34wZ3JW
You love to see it.