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Doran & Ward Producing Face Shields in Response to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a shortage of the protective equipment American workers desperately need. In response to this urgent issue, Doran & Ward has manufacturing and distributing face shields for our country’s remarkable frontline and healthcare workers. At Doran & Ward, we not only recognize the value of businesses uniting, especially in these challenging times, but we are also immensely proud to play our part.

In early April, Iowa’s Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) contacted us regarding an opportunity to use our manufacturing plant to create personal protective equipment (PPE) for America’s frontline workers. We jumped at the opportunity. By mid-April, our initial prototypes were ready, and we’re excited to announce our first order is in the works, to be sent to a VA hospital on the east coast later this spring.

How we make our face shields

Our face shield manufacturing process spans three distinct phases:

  • Phase one: Convert materials into a form that can be die-cut 
  • Phase two: Die cut the materials into the separate pieces of the shields and headbands
  • Phase three: Assemble the shields

In total, eight of our fantastic employees assemble thousands of face shields a day for those who need them most.

Covid 19 Face Shield

Who is receiving our face shields?

As with most manufacturers, our top priority is to help healthcare providers and other frontline workers get access to proper face protection. This includes hospital workers, manufacturers and other essential employees. 

In the current climate, PPE items including face shields are hard to come by, and aren’t generally afforded to non-healthcare workers by state and local agencies; We aim to continue supporting healthcare workers while also bolstering the safety of workers in every industry.


“Our first and number one priority is to support our front-line and healthcare workers.”

To ensure their usability in a variety of industries, our face shields are non-branded. And, as with all Doran & Ward products, our face shields are custom-made on an order-by-order basis, tailored to the specific needs of each industry.

Face shield pricing

We recognize the immediate need for reliable, safe facial protection in our country. In response to this, we are determined to keep our face shields as affordable as possible while maintaining high standards of production. If you are concerned about pricing, please don’t hesitate to contact us using our online form, or call us directly at +1 (877) 754-5359.

We are committed to keeping you safe.

In these challenging times brought about by the COVID-19 crisis, we acknowledge that it hasn’t been easy for anyone. However, we are honored to contribute in any way possible to help. Alongside our sister company, Shamrock, we are steadfast in our commitment to supporting America’s workers. For those interested in placing an order or seeking additional information, please fill out the form below. Your safety is our utmost priority.

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Need Help?

Call Jenni at 319-754-5359