Alliant Energy and the Iowa State University Digital Manufacturing Lab are partnering with two Iowa companies to provide 9,000 free face shields to schools and daycare facilities across the state, Alliant Energy announced on Wednesday. Alliant Energy has started delivering the face shields developed, produced and donated by the Digital Manufacturing Lab, which partnered with Angstrom Precision Molding in Ottumwa and the Dimensional Group in Mason City to manufacture the face shields. The shields are specifically made for youth and fit on the bill of a hat. By Wednesday, face shields have been delivered to 10 Iowa community school districts; shields are still available for schools and daycare facilities. Those interested in a delivery are asked to contact Nick Peterson from Alliant Energy at (515) 268-3411 or