AA TECH at Its Best

Taking action during the global crisis

In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, the team at Advanced Atomization Technologies (AA TECH) is rallying to do its part to protect first-line health-care workers, provide scarce items for team members, and keep our own employees safe.

Face Shield

Ongoing face shield production
AA TECH has pivoted some of its world-class manufacturing capabilities to the production of face shields for use by first-line workers throughout Central and Western New York. We have produced more than 1,700 face shields so far, with additional ones in the pipeline. Some of our face shields have even made it to first-liners in New York City.

Based on the 3D Verkstan design, the AA TECH-made face shields are sturdy and can offer an extra-secure fit by attaching rubber bands to the integrated face shield hooks.

The face shield consists of two parts:

  • The headband, which is 3D printed using polyethylene terephthalate glycol (PETG) or polylactic acid (PLA) filament material.
  • A projector transparency sheet, which is the clear shield itself. It is six-hole punched and then attached to the headband via the headband’s integrated mounting posts.
Face Shield

AA TECH COVID-19 relief program
Started by team member Kailee Polimeni, this program features a pantry stocked with hard-to-find items, helping AA TECH employees when they need it. Available goods include non-perishable food, disinfectant wipes, paper towels, toilet paper, baby diapers, and bottled water. Team members can receive items from the pantry by simply submitting a request.

Keeping the team safe

AA TECH is considered an essential business and is following the complete workplace guidelines set forth by the State of New York. We are taking these additional measures in our facility:

  • Encouraging team members who can work remotely to do so
  • Implementing daily health screenings that include the taking of temperatures and completion of a log to ascertain whether team members may have had COVID-19, been exposed to it, or been with others who may have the virus
  • Subscribing to proper social distancing practices
  • Creating partitioned spaces in common work areas
  • Requiring use of facemasks when team members are moving about the facility
  • Restricting visitors to only those that are business-critical
  • Strictly limiting the use of common areas and conference rooms
  • Employing a designated crew tasked with disinfecting the facility throughout the workday, while team members are disinfecting their work areas at the beginning, during, and end of their shifts.
  • Establishing a proactive infection plan that is implemented in the event that a team member tests positive for COVID-19, including communication requirements, contact tracing, cleaning and disinfection protocols, and documentation