Rolling anti-ballistic hardwood panels will block bullets at schools
SULLIVAN, Mo. - Executive Wood Products, a Missouri-based maker of bullet resistant lecterns and podiums, has unveiled a new prototype for its new anti-ballistic shields made for classrooms. The rolling hardwood panels are capable of stopping an AK-47 or even a sniper rifle, says the company.
The 4x6 panels can be quickly rolled to block a door or window. If an active shooter situation were to occur, students and teachers can hide safely behind the panels. 
The $2,200 panels feature a tackable, fabric-covered core panel to blend in as normal office furniture. On the reverse side of the panels, a whiteboard marker board is concealed.
They absorb sound completely, and are moisture and mildew resistant, says Executive. They're also self-healing - if a tack or pin is pushed into a panel and is then removed, the hole will vanish.
The entire structure is capped in choices of solid cherry, maple, oak, walnut and mahogany. Four heavy-duty swivel locking casters act as support.
Executive Wood Products has one manufacturing location in Sullivan, Missouri where it manufactures bullet-resistant lecterns and furniture for schools, universities, hotels, government agencies, banks, individual consumers, and more. The company applies a high volume low pressure finish to its products and hand sands between coats.

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