Shift from Sports to Medical Gear Keeps RI Company Open
A sporting goods manufacturer in Rhode Island went looking for other products it could produce when sports shut down. Protective pad maker G-Force retrofitted its factory to turn out face shields for medical workers. It is joining with some neighboring companies to pump out 10,000 per day and they are hoping to double that by the end of this week. G-Force CEO Glen Giovanucci is a former Northeastern hockey player and assistant coach. He says the effort has saved at least 80 jobs. But it also has the benefit of helping to do something about the coronavirus crisis.