LAS VEGAS (FOX5)-- As businesses across the valley and the country start to reopen, health officials now require different establishments to have plexiglass dividers for customers and workers.
The demand for plexiglass and plastic has created a rush on orders for The Plastic Man in Las Vegas.
"We've been getting 50 calls an hour," said owner Jose Leyva.
"It's just nonstop," said wife Sonia Leyva.
Before the pandemic, the company made plastic displays for conventions, casinos, retail stores, booths, and art.
Business came to a halt during the shutdown, but the company donated face shields for medical workers and ventilator boxes for COVID-19 patients.
Demand started to come in, from doctor's offices, then fast food restaurants, and now offices, salons, gas stations and convenience stores.
Nationwide, manufacturers warn there is about to be a shortage of plastics and plexiglass due to the high demand.
"I got enough [supply] to keep me going, but the delivery [of new material] is July 2 to July 4," Leyva said.
Leyva warns small businesses, if they foresee a need plastic or plexiglass, to put in an order very soon; workers are encouraged to take measurements before calling manufacturers for options, which may soon become limited.