A Utah-based ski manufacturer have teamed-up with three other companies from outside the ski industry to go into the production of medical-grade reusable polycarbonate face shields for the medical community in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

DPS Skis have joined forces with Goal Zero, Petzl and Eastman Machine Company to manufacture the masks for the Utah Department of Health.

“Our entire team is proud to be contributing to the nationwide effort of PPE production and are humbled by the enthusiastic support of key partners that are helping make this possible. With a 15 year history of rapid prototype-to-production manufacturing, we are in a unique situation to convert a major portion of our operations to produce protective medical face shields,” said Alex Adema, DPS President and CEO.

“We are inspired by the healthcare workers who dedicate their lives to helping others. Their selfless sacrifices deserve recognition as they continue to mitigate the risk of COVID-19’s spread. We are humbled to have found ourselves in a position to mobilize this project with the passionate, soulful team at DPS and our amazing partners.”

Production of the face shields has commenced at DPS Skis’ Salt Lake City factory, with the first shipment of shields expected to be delivered in the coming weeks to Utah’s medical community. The four brands have come together in a unique way to make this possible, with tooling donated by Eastman, raw materials purchased by Goal Zero and by utilizing retrofitted Petzl headlamp headbands.

“Giving back in an impactful way is in Goal Zero’s DNA,” said Goal Zero’s General Manager, Bill Harmon. “We’re honoured to support the efforts being made by our friends in the outdoor industry who share the same concerns as we do in helping to safeguard frontline medical professionals as they serve the community.”

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is in short supply around the world and necessary in keeping medical workers protected as they test and treat those affected by the virus.

DPS Skis are located at the base of the Wasatch Mountains in Salt Lake City and designs some of the world’s most advanced ski products by fusing space age carbon technology with groundbreaking shapes.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is in short supply around the world and necessary in keeping medical workers protected as they test and treat those affected by the virus.