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Concept Vehicle Company Makes Big Adjustments to Help During COVID-19 Crisis

Michigan-based Prefix Corporation is usually where the Automotive, Aviation, and Entertainment industries go to see their new ideas come to life. Their wide-ranging capabilities are providing them with the ability to make a difference in their community during this challenging time, by producing personal protective gear.


“We can do this!” exclaimed Prefix Founder, Kim Zeile. Zeile, who founded the Rochester Hills based company over 40 years ago. “During times like these, we must all ask ourselves, how we can assist our community, help our neighbors, and make a positive difference for others.”


Prefix is one of the country’s most highly-regarded companies for the creation of prototypes, concept vehicles, and design mock-ups, but earlier this week they re-tooled, purchased over 6000lbs of required materials, and engineered a design for protective face shields. The shields are now being used by area first responders and heath care workers, and staff members at Prefix are working as fast as they can to meet the current demand.


The process requires, engineering, tooling, stamping, water-jet cutting and assembly. All capabilities found under one roof at Prefix. “The first responders we initially spoke with asked for something durable enough to be used for a longer period of time.” explained Zeile. “So… we engineered a model that is heavier duty, and longer lasting. Our team is proud of what we were able to design, in such a short time. Never in my 40 years of operating Prefix would I have believe that we would be involved in such a uncertain world. I am just happy to respond with something that helps our community, and helps our employees to realize what a difference we can make, regardless of the challenge.”


Prefix will continue to produce the shields as long as there is such a crucial demand, and they can obtain the required resources.


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