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Tuesday, 28 April 2020 20:01

Glass Company Shifts Gears to Make 'Sneeze Guards' for Vehicles

Written by Nathan Taylor, OrrilliaMatters.com
Speedy Glass Orillia has been creating and installing these partitions, or sneeze guards, to keep drivers and passengers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Speedy Glass Orillia has been creating and installing these partitions, or sneeze guards, to keep drivers and passengers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Supplied photo

An Orillia, Ontario, Canada, company is doing its part to ensure the safety of those who are still on the road during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speedy Glass Orillia has been creating and installing partitions, or “sneeze guards,” for various vehicles.

 

It started a couple of weeks ago, when nearby municipalities contacted the business to see if it would create the partitions for use in some passenger transportation vehicles.

 

Then, word got out to security and waste collection companies as well as local auto dealerships, some of which have purchased the partitions for their shuttle vehicles.

 

“People are staying home and we’re a little bit quieter than normal. We realized this was something we could do to keep us busy,” said Scott Stevens, owner/operator of Speedy Glass Orillia. “It’s good to help the community a little bit.”

 

Those who are interested in purchasing the partitions or learning more about them can call Speedy Glass Orillia at 705-325-3500. The partitions come at a cost, but the company has agreed to donate $20 for each one installed to local food banks and shelters.

 

“We know the food banks and shelters are having a hard time right now with more people out of work than usual. We hope this can help out a little bit,” Stevens said. “We’re just trying to keep ourselves busy and benefit organizations and individuals in this unprecedented time we’re in.”

 

We thank OrrilliaMatters.com for reprint permission. 

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