1. Coronavirus response: East Longmeadow toy factory making face shields instead of board games

    Coronavirus response: East Longmeadow toy factory making face shields instead of board games

    The Cartamundi plant here and its workers usually makes classic games like Monopoly and Trouble and churn out canisters of Play-Doh, all for toy giant Hasbro. But today they’re making personal protection equipment, manufacturing 50,000 plastic face shields per week, for donation to local hospitals during this COVID-19 pandemic. The project is a partnership between Rhode Island-based Hasbro and global card-and-game company Cartamundi, which owns popular playing card brands like Bee as well as the factory .

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