As coronavirus continues to disrupt the world, many healthcare workers are spending their days fighting to keep us safe. To help out essential workers across the United States, Honda recently announced that it donated 70,000 face shields to those on the frontlines – and plants on giving at least 60,000 more.
Honda’s face shield donations were sent to 305 facilities in 45 states. The shields help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Honda produced these shields at the Honda Engineering North America production plant in Marysville, Ohio. The site took existing plastic injection molding equipment to create the clear plastic shields, then combined them with frames created at Honda of Canada Manufacturing.
“It was a comprehensive effort with our Honda design and manufacturing teams working together to quickly solve this challenge,” said Eric Walli, regional planning leader of Honda North America. “We were looking at materials, doing scientific work to understand if what we put in a face shield would be safe for humans to wear, an all of this was occurring as we sought to rapidly begin and then ramp up production.”
Honda has also contributed to preventing COVID-19 in other ways. Along with its face-shield production, the carmaker has turned multiple Honda Odyssey minivans into mobile coronavirus-testing transport vans in Detroit.
All of us at Bryan Honda are proud to be a part of the Honda family, and we hope you’ll join us in thanking it for its efforts to protect public health.