McCormick began making personal protective equipment (PPE) in March. Before he knew it, orders for PPE, including shields and face coverings, were red hot as confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths exploded across the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area.
Three months later, his newly reinvented company has more than 100 employees and just recently opened up a retail brick and mortar store inside Columbia Mall, called Shield Pals.
Shield Pals, according to WBFF Fox45, is America's first all-PPE retail store.
He came up with the idea after watching his young son sleep during the virus crisis:
"I was thinking how terrifying it would be to have to take him to the hospital, then quickly reversing that in looking at it from his perspective. How terrifying it would be to see people during an already anxious experience, and you can't see the faces of doctors and nurses treating you," said McCormick.