Leading, family-owned window shade company answers industry call for protective gear
LAS VEGAS – Polar Shades, a leading manufacturer of interior and exterior retractable shades and screen doors, announces the continuation of its PPE manufacturing as long-term product offerings. Items include: protective gowns; surgical style masks; face shields, and their revolutionary “ViruShield”, a clear vinyl hanging, retractable divider for workspaces – all made in their manufacturing facility in Las Vegas.
Polar Shades, which normally produces custom indoor and outdoor shades, pivoted its manufacturing in March 2020 to assist in providing PPE to clients and local first responders, nursing homes and hospitals. This pivot helped keep business flowing for Polar Shades, which employs more than 70 people. Polar Shades quality PPE products will now become part of the company’s regularly-offered products. To date, the company has manufactured more than 400,000 gowns and 300,000 masks and can produce 6,000 gowns, 3,000 masks and 1,000 face shields in a single eight-hour shift.
“At the start of the recent pandemic, we temporarily converted our manufacturing facility to meet the need of local firefighters, nursing homes and others for PPE. Given the continuing presence of the COVID-19 and resulting demand for PPE, we are committing a part of our production line and staff for the foreseeable future,” said Polar Shades founder and president Steve Mevius.
“When our community was faced with a critical shortage of PPE to protect against exposure to the COVID-19 virus, we turned to Polar Shades and Steve and his team stepped up and delivered,” said Henderson Mayor Debra March. “The masks, gowns and other protective equipment they are producing locally have helped to keep our Southern Nevada residents and workers safe during the pandemic and by continuing to fulfill the demand for these vital PPE products, Polar Shades is performing a true public service.”
The company recently expanded from producing gowns and masks to also producing its proprietary ViruShield, which offers a unique solution for offices, hair salons, hotels, restaurants and more. The clear shield hangs from the ceiling, offering more coverage than plexiglass dividers. It is also lightweight; retractable; durable; easy to install, and suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
For additional information on Polar Shades, please visit polarshade.com, follow them on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter, or call (702) 260-6110.
About Polar Shades:
Polar Shades is a leading, Las Vegas-based manufacturer of high-quality sun control products, including interior and exterior window and patio shades, drapery tracks, and retractable screen doors. Founded in 1995, the Company has spent more than 25 years perfecting its craft and has steadily achieved growth, now distributing throughout North America and Europe. The company’s mission is to strive to be exceptional at everything they do. The Polar Shades brand is built on providing the best-built products backed by the best warranties and customer service.
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