Nissan produces face shields for Middle Tennessee health care workers

Posted at 12:32 PM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 13:32:30-04

SMYRNA, Tenn. (WTVF) — Nissan has begun producing protective face shields that will be donated to Middle Tennessee health care workers who are treating patients with COVID-19.

The company's Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant and the Decherd Powertrain Assembly Plant are using 3D printers to make the headbands for the masks.

Nissan expects to make more than 3,000 face shields by April 3. The plants have the capacity to print enough headbands to make at least 1,000 shields per week.

The company said it has deployed enhanced safety and sanitizing measures in the areas where the face shields will be assembled. Nissan suspended all vehicle production in its U.S. manufacturing facilities on March 20 amid the coronavirus outbreak.