Milbank Face Shields Louisville Hospital 770

Milbank Supports Kansas City First Responders and Medical Care Providers

April 20, 2020

Milbank, Kansas City, MO, is producing personal protection equipment (PPE) to be used by first responders and medical care providers in the Kansas City metro area.

Milbank used 3D printing capabilities to produce nearly 500 face shields, all of which were donated to health care workers. To increase the production volume of this PPE in high demand across the nation, Milbank has invested in an injection mold production tool to manufacture the halos. The next batch of face shields are currently in production and will be assembled by Milbank employees. Milbank is devoted to producing PPE for health care providers in the Kansas City metro area. Many donations are being made and additional face shields will be sold at cost as long as supplies are available.

“Kansas City is our home and has supported our growth for more than 90 years. We care about this community and want to do our part to help those helping others,” said Katrina Henke, chairman and third generation Milbank family member, in the press release. “I feel fortunate that we are in a position to help others — we will weather this storm together.”

Milbank also rushed some if its face shields to health-care employees at the University of Louisville hospital (in photo above). While its production of the shields is primarily for Kansas City area medical professionals and first responders, a relative of a Milbank employee who works at the Louisville hospital said the staff there needed the PPE equipment, too.