North Bay’s Hillcrest Cabinets is doing their part to help out the hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The North Bay Regional Health Centre Foundation recently put out a call for personal protective equipment, including face shields.

Owner Justin Lahaie says they’re making face shields with their 3D printer for the hospital.

“It takes about an hour and a half to print one and we’re printing about eight at a time. We’re printing a few and then we assemble them. Luckily the people over at Wellwise by Shoppers Drug Mart helped us out with the bands to strap it on,” he says.

Lahaie says they aren’t running at full capacity and wanted to do their part in trying to keep the virus at bay.

“The design for the face shield was made where countries are hardest hit, somebody came up with the design of it and posted it online, so there wasn’t a whole lot to prep,” he adds.

Lahaie says they’ll have a box of about 30 face shields that will be delivered tomorrow (Tuesday).

Also assisting the campaign is Redpath Canada Limited with their mining contractors and engineers donating 19,000 pairs of medical disposable gloves.

Photo courtesy Hillcrest Cabinets on Facebook.


During this outbreak we Canadians will stay strong. We are trying to do our part in donating as many face shields as we can produce. Stay healthy everyone! ? #CanucksWeRally Thanks also to the great people at "Wellwise by Shoppers Drug Mart" for their donation of the bands to hold them on.

Posted by Hillcrest Cabinets on Friday, March 27, 2020