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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 04-09-2020

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NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | APRIL 9-15, 2020 WOONSOCKET 7 equipment worn by medical staff treating COVID-19 patients. The company doesn't do 3D print- ing, Sheahan explained, but after looking at a sample, he realized they could use their existing equipment to make their own version of the face shield. A die cutting machine for cut- ting paper became a way to cut plas- tic for the front of the shield, while a stitching machine became a way to attach the plastic to a foam band that goes around the head. "A lot of credit has to go to my staff who's been able to keep an open mind, kind of put aside their job description of printing and bindery operations into manufacturing these shields for the time period," he said. After starting last week, the com- pany is now producing 1,000 face shields a day and has orders for 20,000 from local hospitals. In addi- tion to Landmark, the company is providing shields to Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence and Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence. With new business coming in from the hospitals, Sheahan said he plans to bring back employees to produce more masks depending on the need. "It's very easy for us to manufac- ture a day's worth and deliver at the end of the day," he said. "That's the beauty of working locally. When you have to rely on buying product from out of state, overseas, it delays delivery." Since working them to develop their model for the face shield, said Sheahan, Landmark has reached out to other hospitals in the area to let them know about the product. "They've been kind of stepping up and sharing what they've learned and sharing my resources with them," he said. SHIELDS From Page One ED CROTEAU, an employee of Sheahan Printing, assembles face shields at the company's Front Street facility. Northern Rhode Island Animal Hospital Since 1983 We're close, just 15 minutes from Providence off Rt. 146. 152 School St., North Smithfield Open 6 days: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. We speak "cat." (401) 762-2400 • nriah.com Cat have a language all their own. Fortunately, we speak it too. Visit our full-service feline-loving animal hospital with a team approach to quality veterinary care. Rachel A. Baboian, Au. D. Doctor of Audiology Licensed Audiologist 6 Blackstone Valley Place, Building 3, Suite 307, Lincoln, RI www.hearforyouri.com • 401-475-6116 Call today to schedule your appointment AND... Ask about our Interest Free Financing! I think you need a hearing test! Why do I need a hairy chest? At Hear For You Hearing and Balance Center we strive for excellence in customer care. Our services include: • Diagnostic Hearing tests ages 6 months & up • Hearing Aid Evaluations • Hearing Aid Sales & Repairs

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