Crown Trophy takes a different approach by making face shields for healthcare workers and those in need

Posted at 11:04 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 23:24:10-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — “So this is something that we can do that they can’t, a little niche”, said Michael Rachel, manager at Crown Trophy of Cape Coral.

As the demand for face masks sky rockets, Michael Rachel with Crown Trophy in Cape Coral says, they are putting their craftsmanship to the test.

“I’m not very good with a needle and thread, I’m not going to sew face masks and our equipment lends these things to do, things other people cant. There is a void to be filled, and we’re trying to fill it”, said Rachel.

Emphasizing these are not to replace face masks, but simply to offer more protection.

“A face shield is so that doctors, eye doctors, dentists, whoever can still work up close with patients ,and so that liquids don’t get into their eyes”, said Rachel.

He says they too are being impacted by this virus.

“All the events that have been canceled or moved that’s business that we’re not going to get, so we’ve pretty much had to close down. I mean I’m laid off at the moment, but when they came in, we said maybe this can get us back”, said Rachel.

They are trying to make the most of out this situation.

“Something that we can do that isn’t just symbolic, but is actually something that might be effective for helpful”, said Rachel.

It’s been rough for Rachel, as the supply for the materials are running low ,but they are doing their best to help those in need. Just today they delivered face shields to Lee Health to test them out.

“It’s just a matter of using our laser machine to cut the material, putting them together and getting them out to the public as needed. Trying to make the most of those moments and hopefully we can expand upon it”, said Rachel.

Right now Rachel hasn't set a price. He's simply making the shields to meet the demand.