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Fixture Designer to Produce Personal Protective Equipment

Harbor Retail creating prototypes to fit retailers' needs
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GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — Fixture-design firm Harbor Retail is developing and producing COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE) for pop-up medical treatment centers and hospitals, pharmacies, grocery stores, convenience stores, fast-casual retail chains, municipalities and other facilities and businesses.

Harbor Retail, which designs and builds fixtures for big-box retailers, major brands and convenience stores, is working to fulfill the need for PPE products.

"We are anticipating a psychological transition period after the peak of this crisis in which Americans will be trepidatious about returning to routines like in-store shopping, ride sharing and hitting the gym, as well as special moments like major sporting and entertainment events,” said Walter Miranda, president of Harbor Retail. “Harbor is working on these industry sectors to create reassurance models and products to aid confidence and trust levels in individuals in their post-COVID transition. Our goals are to help businesses, brands and cities increase individuals’ peace of mind around sanitation, contact and visit frequency."  

Service-counter protection shields (sneeze guards); sanitation-wipe dispensers; and modular, pop-up room systems are among the most-requested products, according to the company. Grand Haven, Mich.-based Harbor Retail said it is working to move these products through research and development to get prototypes and production estimates done as soon as possible.

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