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DPI donates face shields to fire departments

Courtesy Photo DPI-Alpena employees on Thursday donated 800 Face Shields to the Alpena City and Township Fire Departments. Here, members of the City of Alpena Fire Department pose with the boxes of face shields.

Decorative Panels International (DPI -Alpena), as part of LIXIL, better known as American Standard, is proud to support frontline workers fighting this awful pandemic. DPI-Alpena employees on Thursday donated 800 Face Shields to the Alpena City and Township Fire Departments.

DPI-Alpena partnered with the Alpena Fire Department’s Captain Andy Marceau, Community Risk Reduction, to be able to coordinate the delivery to the Alpena Fire Department where the donation will be shared with both the Alpena North and South Township Fire Departments.

Throughout the month, LIXIL employees at DPI-Alpena volunteered to assemble face shields with their families and then donate them to local frontline workers throughout our area. This event was part of the LIXIL Community Days program that promotes giving back to our local communities. Overall, 2,500 Face shields were distributed by individual employees and their families to medical facilities, nursing homes, grocery stores, schools, and emergency facilities.

“These donations are all thanks to the LIXIL organization,” said Sharon Kindt, HR manager at DPI-Alpena. “As the HR manager at DPI-Alpena, my passion is helping people and I am proud to work for an organization that cares so much for their employees and the communities where we live.”

LIXIL provided the face shields, which in turn empowered employees to give out more than 70,000 face shields across the country. Our employees were able to provide much needed Personal Protective Equipment to frontline workers so they can protect themselves while they are helping the rest of us get through this crisis.

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