Sterling, Illinois manufacturer quickly works to produce 100,000+ within days.
Sterling, IL (April 20, 2020) – With the world currently turned upside down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wahl Clipper Corporation has stepped up to help produce and provide face shields for healthcare workers. The clipper manufacturer is working with its trusted manufacturing partners to make the face shields and will produce 100,000 by mid-April with the ability to produce larger quantities within very short lead times. The 101-year-old Sterling, Illinois-based hair clipper company is best known for manufacturing products for the professional, consumer and pet grooming industries.
“We understand there is a great need for protective equipment among our healthcare workers right now and we want to be as helpful as we can to those who are doing so much for all of us,” says Lance Wahl, global vice president professional products.
The face shields have been redesigned by Wahl’s top engineers, who have also made the design available for makers and creators to use and expand upon in good faith. Wahl will distribute these products to local and regional hospitals as a public service. The face shields are not FDA certified and cannot be sold to any reseller.