Back-to-school face shields for kids and adults of the triad

Published 5:03 pm Monday, August 10, 2020

Comfortable, reusable, quality face protection — Battery Watering Technologies is leading the charge

CLEMMONS — When the pandemic hit, Battery Watering Technologies began to brainstorm the best way to help their community and country. After extensive research, they discovered that most of the face shields on the market are cheap, uncomfortable, and not fog-proof. The local manufacturer immediately began production on high-quality, anti-fog, reusable face shields. Since inception, the company has consistently made improvements to the product, including new front shield material. The business stands by the statement that they are producing the best face shield on the market. Last month, Battery Watering Technologies held a drive-in sale at their headquarters in Clemmons to help get shields in the hands of community members. Now, they have also begun production on a model just for kids. The kid’s shields are available in blue, pink, purple, green and red.

The company will be hosting a back to school drive-in sale from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 14, at its headquarters on 6645 Holder Road in Clemmons. Community members can stop by the tent and purchase the face shields from the comfort of their car. The company felt that tax was misleading to customers last time, so it is covering that cost for customers. Every shield on Friday will be $10 flat. No need for change or confusion. Cash and all major credit cards will be accepted. Adult- and child-sized face shields will be available. Please follow the signs and turn into the shipping and receiving entrance on Holder Road. By attending the event, purchasers will be able to avoid shipping costs. Additionally, the company has pledged to partner with Cancer Services again and donate $1 for every shield sold at the event to them. Beyond that, the company will be donating $1 per shield sold to Cancer Services during the next month.

The drive-in sale comes at a time where families in our community are trying to figure out the most effective way to plan for the school year and keep their loved ones safe. Even if they are returning to school on a delay, the realization that face coverings have come to stay has set in, at least for the short run. “Our company has always been focused on responding to suggestions from customers, which is why we started producing this new shield that fits young, school-aged kids” said Rob Soares, president of Battery Watering Technologies. Recently, Dr. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, suggested that citizens wear either a face shield or goggles to be best protected. “In our test groups, kids have loved the face shield significantly more than masks. Children are visual and auditory learners and are greatly restricted by masks. A face shield does not muffle the voice the way a mask does and allows children to see facial expressions” said Scott Elliott, CEO of Battery Watering Technologies. The company is beyond grateful for the support they have received from the community and they are extremely excited to continue to help their community in any way they can. Visit Xtreme Defense online for more information at