The Bauer Skate Company was established in Kitchener in the Canadian province of Ontario in 1927, and has been at the forefront of hockey equipment technology ever since. It has undergone a few ownership changes in its nearly century-old history, but today it’s not the name that matters so much as the equipment they’re producing.

The company’s swift and supportive reaction to the Coronavirus pandemic has led to a series of internal discussions that in turn has led to the company changing their production line to produce visors for front-line health workers, namely doctors and nurses and hospital workers.

The primary impetus came during discussions between management teams at Bauer’s headquarters in Blainville, Quebec and Liverpool, New York.

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