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By Victoria Fowler
Whitman County Gazette 

Ritzville native leading effort for "printing" face shields

The McGregor Co. is producing safety gear in Whitman County


Last updated 5/28/2020 at 12:45pm

COLFAX – The McGregor Co. has begun production of 3-D printed face shields to donate to Whitman Hospital and Medical Center.

Ritzville native Christian Hille, engineer and manager of the Plant Nutrient Center for The McGregor Co. and leading the 3-D printing project, won't be working on this alone, as help is being given by both the Whitman County Library and the Colfax School District.

"Christian got the blueprints from a colleague at the University of Idaho and began making them," Whitman County Library Director Kristie Kirkpatrick said. "The process was slower than he hoped so he asked...

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