Key Interiors, A Chicago Commercial Office Design Firm, Manufacturing Face Shields To Meet COVID-19 Demand

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SCHAUMBURG, IL – Key Interiors is a local Chicagoland company that is accustomed to designing commercial interiors and supplying commercial office furniture. Like many businesses, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the company to rethink its business processes and capabilities. One change to the way the company does business is having a positive impact for both the company itself and healthcare workers on the front lines of the pandemic. Key Interiors has transitioned their warehouse and distribution center in Schaumburg, IL from the manufacture of office furnishings to the manufacture of face shields to protect healthcare workers from the COVID-19 virus.

“Given the severe shortage of these products and the dire need, we took a look at how we could help and realized we had the ability to produce hospital-approved face shields in our Schaumburg facility. We currently have contracts with several medical supply companies and are shipping masks nationwide where they are being supplied to healthcare workers and first responders,” said Jerry Johnstone, Operations, Key Interiors (

The transition allows the commercial interior design company to meet a critical public health need and to retain about 45 shift workers who would otherwise be unemployed during this time. As of early April, Key Interiors was producing over 47,000 masks every 7 days and had received orders for an additional 200,000 masks.

Key Interiors has a long history in Chicago, tracing its roots back to 1947. Today the company provides full-service “concept to completion” commercial office design and dental office design services. The company’s turnkey approach streamlines the commercial design and construction process, eliminating the need for their clients to manage multiple different vendors and timelines as a project progresses.

“We manage the construction process for our clients from start to finish, including management of the different trade professionals as well as the permitting and inspection process. It’s very much a one-stop-shop for commercial office design that just makes the entire process easier for our clients,” explained Johnstone.

Key Interiors plans to continue manufacturing the face shields as long as there is demand. They are continuing to accept orders from healthcare facilities as well as public and private entities, that need masks. Inquiries should be directed to Key Interiors by calling 877.288.9919 or by visiting

About Key Interiors:

Key Interiors provides office interior design services from design to build to furnish to businesses and organizations throughout Chicagoland. The firm offers a full range of services including design-build, architectural design, construction management plus a design center with over 300 lines of office furnishings and contract furniture. Visit Key Interiors at

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