March 26, 2020, Surrey, B.C. – A company that makes clear acrylic barriers to provide separation between cashiers and customers is getting ready to ramp up production.
INEO Tech Corp. has reassigned all capacity at its manufacturing subsidiary, FG Manufacturing, to produce the barriers and keep retail businesses open.
“By putting a clear acrylic barrier between the cashier and the customer, the cashier is provided with some protection from inadvertent contact with the COVID-19 virus,” the company states in a press release.
In the normal course of business, INEO uses on-demand lean manufacturing techniques to produce its Welcoming System barriers as well as its Clarity loss-prevention system. INEO has redirected its manufacturing capacity to create protective barriers for retail cashiers using its Computer Numerical Control machinery.
“In this difficult time, we all need to do everything we can to help keep our economy running and INEO is pleased to help our retail customers keep their staff safe and stay open,” says Kyle Hall, CEO of INEO. “Retail workers are on the front lines every day and it’s vital we work to keep essential services and stores open.”
INEO has already received initial orders for acrylic barriers from several existing retail customers. INEO has acrylic stock on-hand and is working to secure further sources of supply for acrylic materials. The company plans to dedicate all of its machining capabilities as additional materials become available.
Greg Watkin, founder and president of INEO, said, “We are offering our services to any retailer or healthcare facility who needs it as we have the manufacturing capacity to fabricate this product in large quantities. INEO is pleased to play a small part in protecting workers during this challenging time.”
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