Fergus Falls companies now making critical healthcare supplies

Photo shows the face shield and protective hospital gowns now being produced in Fergus Falls.

Fergus Falls, Minn. (Valley News Live) Two companies in Fergus Falls are coming together to produce healthcare products that are in critical need right now.

Excel Plastics will now be making plastic face shields for Fergus Falls healthcare providers. That company normally makes point of purchase displays for merchandising.

In a press release, the company said it expects to produce 4,000 face shields.

Another company helping out healthcare workers is Shoretex Products. That company says it is going to start producing protective hospital gowns. Shoretex Products normally produces boat and lift covers.

These companies are also working to connect with more regional healthcare organizations to get them the resources they need.