If you've watched the news, listened to the radio or have friends or family in the healthcare field, you know how desperate they are for supplies including protective masks.

A Seacoast company is stepping in to help.

Exeter-based Peak Achievement Athletic's subsidiary Cascade is re-purposing its factory to make face shields and masks for first responders and health care workers, according to Seacoastonline.com.

They report that the production facility, located in New York, normally makes helmets and headgear for men and women who play lacrosse.  They are teaming up with Bauer Hockey and say they should be able to make about 2,000 face shields per day and about 10,000 per week.

Bauer is a well-known hockey equipment and apparel manufacturer, and is owned by Peak Achievement Athletics, which has it's headquarters based in Exeter, NH, according to Seacoastonline.com.

Cascade's senior director of product design Win Fream tells Seacoastonline that, for healthcare workers, Covid-19 "is like playing man-down in the national championship."