LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Integrated Sign and Graphics, located in Lexington, has switched gears to help out health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
The company has dedicated 20 percent of its workforce to making protective face shields for those on the front lines.
"As stressful as it may be for the rest of us, it's really them that need the support to carry us through this crisis," ISG Vice President, Aaron Anderkin, said. "We looked around and realized we have the equipment to do it. It's not as though our production right now is so overwhelmed that we can't pivot and try to help out, so that's what we've done."
Anderkin said the company developed a prototype of the shield and presented it to a local hospital, which approved the design.
The goal is to make about 20,000 within four to five weeks.
"If nothing else, what we're hoping for is that it allows the health care professionals, that are working on the front lines and that could potentially be exposed to this virus, peace of mind," Anderkin said.
According to Anderkin, ISG is selling the shields "at cost" so the company is not making a profit on the project.
For people that want to order the masks, they can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (859) 263-2800 during business hours (Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm)