Sound FX, a Lewes area home and vehicle audio services company, is now producing face shields for those on the front line in the coronavirus flight.
The company announced on a Facebook post that it is now fabricating the shields, with the first shipment going out to the Beebe Medical Foundation on Tuesday.
The company has materials in place and has the goal of producing 2,500 face shields.
The shields will first go to health care workers.
“Keep in mind we are trying to service everyone in need. We will distribute to our front line healthcare workers first. So if you are interested, call the shop and they will gladly put you on the list,” the company stated in the post.
Companies large and small around the nation have been fabricating the protective shields that like facemasks have become hard to find.
Meanwhile, growth has continued at Sound FX, a longtime vehicle stereo supplier, with a merger with Electronic Interiors, home audio, video and automation retailer in Ocean City, MD.
As a result of the merger Sound FX is spinning off its home division to focus solely on automotive and marine business.
The merged company will maintain the Electronic Interiors brand.
Sound FX was founded in 1992. Mike Wright and his business partner purchased Sound FX from its original owner in 2005. For the past 18 years, Wright has managed the home division of the company.
The showcase and design center in Lewes will become the new headquarters and fourth location for Electronic Interiors. The former headquarters in Ocean City will remain open to service customers in the area, as will satellite locations in Gaithersburg, Md., and Wilmington.