Springfield Armory of Geneseo manufactures then donates face shields

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Springfield Armory of Geneseo, Ill., in recognizing the need for Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) during the Covid-19 pandemic, has recently repurposed a number of their facility's machinery to produce high quality face shields. These extremely sought after items were then generously donated to the Henry County OEM for distribution to first responders in Henry and Stark County. Pictured is Duane Mathis a Mission Support Member with the Henry County Office of Emergency Management with a supply of the donated face shields. Also pictured is an example of the Springfield Armory produced face shields. The Henry & Stark County Health Department and the Henry County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is pleased to salute Springfield Armory as Public Health Heroes.

Springfield Armory of Geneseo, Ill., in recognizing the need for Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) during the Covid-19 pandemic, has recently repurposed a number of their facility’s machinery to produce high quality face shields. These extremely sought after items were then generously donated to the Henry County OEM for distribution to first responders in Henry and Stark County. Pictured is Duane Mathis a Mission Support Member with the Henry County Office of Emergency Management with a supply of the donated face shields. Also pictured is an example of the Springfield Armory produced face shields. The Henry & Stark County Health Department and the Henry County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is pleased to salute Springfield Armory as Public Health Heroes.

Springfield Armory was named a “Public Health Hero” by the Henry & Stark County Health Department for assisting in the fight to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The Geneseo based company, recognizing the need for Personal Protection Equipment, repurposed some of their facility’s machinery to produce face shields which were then donated to the Henry County Office of Emergency Management.

“We would like to thank the staff and executive leadership at Springfield Armory of Geneseo, Ill.,” said Mat Scnepple, Director of the Henry County Office of Emergency Management. “We ask local residents to join with us in thanking Springfield Armory for going above and beyond in keeping our First Responders safe during this unprecedented time.”

The face shields will be distributed to first responders in Henry and Stark County.

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