D’Addario, instrument manufacturer and parent company of Evans Drumheads, has announced that it will be converting Evans G2 eardrums into protective face shields for healthcare workers battling the coronavirus pandemic.
"The goal is to be in production by April 27th and to quickly ramp up to a capacity of 100,000 face shields per week," they share in an official statement. "We plan to manufacture these shields as long as they’re needed in NY or anywhere around the globe."
"We called this Project Excelsior after the New York State Motto, which means 'Ever Upward' because it captured the extraordinary determination and can-do spirit of our small team of engineers and product designers. It also typifies our music company’s current credo during the crisis: #WeWillPlayOn," they added.
Companies like Razer have also actively committed to the fight against the pandemic by pivoting to produce surgical masks for donation to health authorities of various countries all over the world.