Kansas Secretary of State Inspects Voting Shields at Binswanger Glass

Kansas Secretary of State Inspects Voting Shields at Binswanger Glass
Photo source
www.binswangerglass.com

Date: 11 June 2020

Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab visited the Topeka, KS location of Binswanger Glass on Tuesday, June 9 to meet with company representatives, tour the facility and answer questions from the press.

Binswanger Glass is fabricating over 2,000 polycarbonate shields for polling locations to use in the 2020 primary and general elections. 

"Kansas received $4.6 million in federal funding to help states prepare for, prevent and respond to the coronavirus pandemic for the 2020 Federal election cycle," said Secretary Schwab. "Approximately $1 million of that funding is being used to procure PPE equipment, like polycarbonate shields, to protect Kansas voters, volunteers, and workers in the 2020 elections."

Secretary Schwab met with Binswanger branch manager Jason Tomlinson and regional director of operations Travis Greenwald to review the ongoing efforts to produce and deliver the polycarbonate shields to each of Kansas' 105 counties. 

"No one in Kansas should be afraid to vote," said Tomlinson. "We're helping provide an added layer of protection to voters and the community. The barriers are not intrusive, and they provide a safer way for the public to vote."

The ¼” thick barriers are 24 inches wide, and 42 inches high, with two 1/2—inches thick legs held on by 2-inch screws. The kit can be assembled in a few minutes with a screwdriver. 

"The shields protect voters and officials from coming in direct, face-to-face contact," Greenwald added. "The right to vote is the foundation of democracy. Our team couldn't be prouder to protect the public and help them exercise their civic duty and freedom to vote."

"A lot of people in our communities really enjoy going to the polling place," Schwab said. "We don't want to take that from them, but at the same time, we don't want them to feel endangered."

600450 Kansas Secretary of State Inspects Voting Shields at Binswanger Glass glassonweb.com

Others also read

With the pandemic-related restrictions being lifted, we are gradually relaunching our training activities – in Poland and abroad. More and more dates are being fixed for events that had to be postponed.
Healthy daylight, free solar heating, excellent thermal insulation and an unimpeded view of nature: these are the attributes of the modern wood and glass house whose expansive glass façades make nature a constant companion.
Glaston Group has closed a deal for a B’CHAMP pre-processing line, a Glaston Matrix serial bending furnace and high-performance laminating equipment with US based company Lippert Components Inc.
Two experts offered a financial outlook for both the U.S. and Canada at the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) Virtual Summer Conference.
While we witness a timid restarting of the economy, the level of activity in flat glass remains low.
Offers a sensational, profound dim appearance, expanding visual privacy, and significantly diminishing see-through from inside concealing gadgets.

Add new comment

From industry

10924 Granite Street, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28273
United States

Is Kuleleri, Kule: 2, Kat: 22, 4. Levent
34330 Levent-Istanbul/İstanbul
Turkey

NEWS RELATED PRODUCTS