He says they’ll use these face shields, “as another line of defense to help them battle this virus.” “We saw the need for it within New York State,” said Eck Plastic Arts Sales Manager, Sean Reardon. Between the two companies, they can create about one-thousand face shields per day. “We are going to be doing the assembling of the product of the face shields, so we are going to utilize blind labor,” said Fernald. Both businesses are doing what they can to keep their employees with a job. For more coronavirus coverage, click here. “This will allow us to bring back additional employees for the assembly,” said Fernald. Reardon says the face shields will be sold to places like the Ascension Health Care Group and UHS. They can do this while also giving back to the place they call home. “So we are taking the masks here that are coming in on sheets and we are stamping those out,” said Reardon. Then, the process moves over to Eck Plastic Arts. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Eck Plastic Arts and The Association for Vision Rehabilitation and Employment are teaming up to make face shields during the coronavirus pandemic. “Like” Jacob Seus on Facebook and “Follow” him on Twitter. “They are the ones making the ultimate sacrifice, and we are just giving them the tools to do it,” said Reardon. “We have been looking for ways to convert some of our business lines,” said AVRE President Ken Fernald. “We are also exploring different avenues within AVRE to distribute these nationwide if the demand is necessary,” said Reardon. The two created a partnership to make the face shields for their local community; the process begins with AVRE.