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Brooklyn Navy Yard Converts to Face Shield Production at Duggal Greenhouse, More Than 2.6 Million Face Shields Delivered COVID-19 RESPONSE

Brooklyn venue since March bid farewell to the project commissioned by New York City, with a final tally of 2,635,000 face shields provided to first responders. Workers from all backgrounds and professions beamed with bittersweet pride as Michael Duggal, CEO of Duggal Visual Solutions, thanked them for

their courage and commitment through New York’s coronavirus siege. “For the rest of your lives, you know you were essential to your city, your state, your country and to each other,” Duggal said. “You took care of all those people, and I could not be prouder of what we’ve accomplished together.” As New York City hospitals battled one of the most severe coronavirus outbreaks in the world, Duggal Visual Solutions quickly shifted its production from printed graphics to face shields and other PPE equipment, partnering with Brooklyn Navy Yard neighbor Bednark Studio to scale the operation, retain staff from both companies, give jobs to local artists and meet the dire need for PPE. Staff from Duggal Visual Solutions and Bednark Studio—both headquartered in the Brooklyn Navy Yard— worked around the clock at Duggal’s Brooklyn venue, the Duggal Greenhouse, to fabricate shield shields being distributed to first responders. The idea stemmed from a direct conversation between Duggal CEO Michael Duggal and Bednark CEO Michael Bednark, who realized that the two companies together had the production capabilities to convert from printing and graphics to personal protective equipment (PPE).



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