Tessy Manufactures Face Shields in Response to Covid-19

Tessy covid face shield

Tessy Plastics Partners with Onondaga County to fight COVID-19

Skaneateles, New York, April 2, 2020— Tessy Plastics Corp. announced their decision to manufacture face shields in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The face shields are scheduled to be in production early next week.

Due to the shortage of personal protective equipment, Tessy Plastics has been prototyping a variety of products related to the testing and treatment of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tessy took the initiative to invest in the injection molds necessary to produce the face shields and has partnered with Onondaga County on this effort. “We are dedicating our engineering and manufacturing resources to get these face shields into market as quickly as possible. I am excited our team has been able to develop this product to support our local community,” said Roland Beck, President and Owner.

The face shield is a three-piece assembly that is comprised of a headband, visor, and shield. The product is used to protect the facial area and associated membranes from splashes, sprays, and spatter of body fluids. “Initially, we 3D printed the prototype and modified the design for injection molding capability, functionality, and comfort. The face shield is engineered to minimize the ability for particles to be exposed to a person’s face. It is a one size fits all and can be sanitized for medical use. Each face shield will be shipped as a separate component for quick assembly in the field. This approach allows us to reduce our time to market and increase the volume as needed,” said Stafford Frearson, Vice President of Engineering.

Onondaga County has supplied funds to support the local frontline responders at the hospitals and nursing homes with an initial order of 30,000. During Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon’s Daily COVID19 Media Briefing on March 31, 2020, McMahon stated, “PPE supply is going to be an ongoing issue and to work with a world-class company like Tessy to make products we need immediately is really important. I want to thank the Beck family and certainly our Tessy family overall for their partnership. We are happy to be their first order, and it’s PPE that is sorely needed”.

 Tessy is proud to be a part of the global effort in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. “New York State has some of the highest confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country, and it means a lot to us to assist in any way that we can during this difficult time,” said Roland Beck, President and Owner.


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Founded in 1973, Tessy Plastics is a global contract manufacturer headquartered in Skaneateles, NY, specializing in injection molding and custom automated assembly solutions. We have facilities in New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and China. All of our facilities are FDA/GMP compliant and add up to more than 1.7 million square feet, including 147,000 square feet of ISO Class 7 & 8 clean room manufacturing. Through comprehensive engineering and research & development, we provide superior quality and speed to market.  Contributing to both Medical and Consumer markets allows us to leverage our expertise over a wide range of products. Our capabilities include product design & development, rapid prototyping, tool design & build, medical automation design & build, plastic injection molding, and complex medical & consumer assembly.


All inquiries regarding this product please contact Josh Canfield, Director of Sales, by email at jcanfield@tessy.com or by phone 315-689-3924.