Health Care Workers Receive Honda Face Mask Donation

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With COVID-19 still affecting people around the world, healthcare workers routinely risking their own lives to help others. To support these essential workers, Honda has decided to focus some of its production capacity on something vital – face shields. The carmaker recently announced that it will make a sizeable donation of face shields to medical staff across the United States.

Honda’s face mask donation will give health care workers across the country 130,000 shields to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. These face shields were developed at Honda Engineering North America in Marysville, Ohio, which used its existing injection molding equipment to create the clear plastic shields.

These face shields were then finished with the frames they need to stay on, thanks to Honda of Canada Manufacturing. The two plants have already created and distributed 70,000 face shields to 305 facilities in 45 states – and they plan on making at least 60,000 more.

“It was a comprehensive effort with our Honda design and manufacturing teams working together to quickly solve this challenge,” said Eric Walli, regional planning leader of Honda North America. “We were looking at materials, doing scientific work to understand if what we put in a face shield would be safe for humans to wear, and all of this was occurring as we sought to rapidly begin and then ramp up production.”

Honda has contributed to the fight against COVID-19 in other ways, too. This includes turning multiple Odyssey minivans into coronavirus-testing transport vans in Detroit.

All of us here at Honda of Tiffany Springs are proud to be a part of the Honda family, and appreciate the company’s efforts to help those who are helping others. To learn more about we’re working to keep you safe, don’t hesitate to reach out.

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Honda Pledges A Million to COVID-19 Emergency Relief

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Around the world, countries have gone on lockdown due to COVID-19. North America is no exception to this, which is why Honda has decided to lend a helping hand in this time of need. The carmaker recently announced a pledge of $1 million to help its associates, customers, and communities throughout North America.

With this pledge, the brand hopes to help community food banks and meal programs throughout the country, providing these organizations with critical items to support those in need.

Along with the $1 million, Honda has also promised to match up to $1,000 for each individual gift that Honda associates make to local food programs.

“We are focusing our societal response on three vital and immediate human needs,” said Rick Schostek, Executive Vice President of Honda North America. “We are addressing food insecurity at a time when many families are struggling, investigating the potential to use our manufacturing know-how to produce medical equipment to help those battling COVID-19, and deploying our associate ‘virtual volunteers,’ to help people in need.”

Honda is also working to provide personal protective equipment to healthcare providers on the front line. It has donated N-96 masks and is currently partnering with other companies to help produce critical medical equipment. It has even repurposed 3D printers to help create protective face shields.

For its employees, Honda is providing a new temporary paid personal leave of absence program. This program provides employees with the ability to receive full pay for up to 10 non-production business days.

To learn more about how all of us at Honda of Tiffany Springs are making your health and safety our number one priority, or to learn more about Honda’s COVID-19 relief program, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

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