Local Gatineau company makes donation of PPE equipment to Gatineau Police Services
Thursday August 27 2020
International supplier of bullet proof window technology makes donation of transparent face shields to Gatineau Police Services in the province’s ongoing fight to keep frontline workers safe from COVID-19
GATINEAU, QUEBEC, Canada / PR Web / – This week, Gatineau-based Advanced Coatings Enterprises Inc. (ACE), maker of the world’s first retrofit technology designed to protect windows from gunfire and bomb blasts, delivered 750 of its COVID-Clear face shields to Gatineau Police Services in support of the province’s efforts to keep front line workers safe in the ongoing fight against COVID-19 transmission. Delivering the donation was company Chief Operating Officer, Michael Draven.
Said Draven, “in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Prime Minister and Premier Francois Legault issued a call to action challenging Canadian industry to be its best and to provide made-in-Canada solutions to protect our front-line workers and our communities. ACE was proud to join this fight, adapting what we do everyday to now helping protect our law enforcement officers who are working to keep us safe. We’re grateful to be able to make a contribution.
Accepting the donation on behalf of the City of Gatineau was Amélie Bourgon Chef de division – approvisionnement chez Ville de Gatineau. Ms. Bourgon expressed her thanks on behalf of the City. In coming days, ACE will be scheduling a training session on how to take full advantage of the face-shields.
Assisting with the delivery were ACE employees Eric LaFrance and Kyle Hennebury, both lifelong residents of the Outaouias. “We’re proud to be able to make a contribution to prevent the spread of this virus that has so affected this community and others’, said LaFrance.
“Our law enforcement officers and municipal staff work on a daily basis to keep our community safe, said Draven. This is our way of giving back and ensuring that the City and the Capital Region at-large continues successfully fighting to contain the virus”.
ACE has announced it will be expanding on its donations to law enforcement, health workers and front line municipal workers in the coming weeks, specifically focusing on communities that have reported difficulty accessing and affording equipment.
Advanced Coatings Enterprises Inc.
Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
About the ACE ClearView Face Shield
The ACE ClearView Face Shield attached to any standard eyewear and is designed for the two leading standards for medical protective wear, ANMSI Z87.1-2101 and the Blood Borne Pathogens standard 1910.1-030.<
Made of medical grade polyethylene, optically clear and hydrophobic (fog resistant), disposable or easily cleaned and sterilized for repeat use, the ACE ClearView Face Shield protects against airborne pathogens by forming a light-weight wrap-around barrier covering the eyes, nose and mouth of the wearer.
About Advanced Coatings Enterprises Inc.
Advanced Coatings Enterprises Inc (ACE) is the manufacturer of ACETM security laminates, widely recognized as the best window security laminates in the world. Founded in 1991, the company’s products protect secure facilities around the world.
ACE security laminates have been tested to and meet burglary, ballistic and bomb blast standards established by Underwriter Laboratory (UL-S332, UL-752), the National Institute of Justice (NIJ 0108.01), the European Committee for Standardization (EN 1063), and the General Services Administration (GSA).