Tobacco manufacturer making protective equipment for frontline workers

SIX NATIONS — Grand River Enterprises says they are now manufacturing personal protective equipment for security guards working the checkpoints around the community.

Approximately 100 plastic face shields were delivered Monday to frontline workers across the community.

The shields are interchangeable and can fit on the bill of a baseball cap. Prototypes were made last week with the first run being delivered within just a few days — and another new batch on the way.

Officials with GRE says the manufacturer will soon also be producing hand sanitizer for the community as well.

GRE is one of the community’s largest employers on Six Nations. The production facility paused on March 17 and has instated new health and safety protocols for staff including health scans of staff before the enter increased hand washing stations, groups working in crews of less than 10 people with staggered entry and exit processes.

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