June 29, 2021
CAPPEM supports plans by Canada’s federal parties to strengthen the domestic personal protective equipment supply chain and its manufacturers in Canada.
May 27, 2021
Scrambling to compete for PPE in a global market amid a pandemic is something the federal government said it didn't want to happen again. With vaccines ramping up and demand for PPE expected to wane, it's hard to say if Canada won't be forced to rely on imports in the next crisis.
April 25, 2021
Molden Precision Components (MPC) in Shanty Bay is still producing automotive parts but is also making more PPE than ever before. At the start of the pandemic, the factory switched gears to producing face shields but is also creating sanitizer.
April 23, 2021
On April 9, 2021 a volcanic eruption devastated the Caribbean island of St. Vincent, forcing 30% of their population to be displaced. In true Canadian style, CAPPEM members sprung into action to donate much needed surgical masks, respirators and filters.
April 13, 2021
“The Government of Canada is committed to enhancing our domestic and international supply of certified PPE with made-in-Canada solutions,” Waterloo member of Parliament Bardish Chagger said in a release.
April 12, 2021
Chief executive officer Steve Mai said in a release: “Out of respect for the hardship our local small businesses have been through during the pandemic and recognizing the toll it takes on our community, Eclipse is pleased to do what we can to lighten the load just a little bit.”
April 8, 2021
Hunt is the founder and president of a new organization, the Canadian Association of PPE Manufacturers. With upwards of 30 members, the association is working to grow a sustainable, globally competitive PPE industry in Canada that emphasizes quality and ensures sufficient domestic supply.
April 8, 2021
CAPPEM is a group of Canadian PPE manufacturers, materials, equipment and lab testing companies. These companies hired almost 1,000 people Canadians and invested close to $100 million to ensure that hospitals, companies and the Canadian public would have a stable, secure supply of quality, Made in Canada.
March 20, 2021
On top of making face shields, the company devised a hand-sanitizer bottling system that was more efficient than purchasing the sanitizer ingredients from overseas.
March 13, 2021
Some Canadian manufacturers who made major investments last year to re-tool to provide badly-needed PPE now say they are being abandoned by governments. Typical of these is Barrie-based Mediguard Systems of Canada.
March 12, 2021
Mediguard has a diverse product line, including Barrie-made medical-grade surgical masks, North American-made surgical N95 masks, Health Canada-authorized antigen and antibody rapid testing solutions, patient transfer services, and workplace rapid testing services.
February 26, 2021
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion & International Trade, attended a virtual ceremony for the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade’s inaugural Business Reinvention Awards, where she presented the day’s biggest award and namesake, the Reinvention Award, to Novo Textiles.
February 20, 2021
"The government, especially here in the province, can definitely consider that the way procurement worked in healthcare pre-pandemic is completely broken, get in touch with all the stakeholders & come up with a solution that puts everyone on fair ground-otherwise."
February 5, 2021
“It’s 100 per cent Canadian,” David Yeaman, president of Molded Precision Components (MPC), said Feb. 1 from the company’s new construction site on the Line 4 South in Oro-Medonte.
January 21, 2021
Zanatta said his company invested $2 million and partnered with Windsor-based Harbour Technologies to develop the respirator technology and win a $1 million federal grant as part of the challenge.
January 27, 2021
Molded Precision Components' hand sanitizer manufacturing initiative is one of the winners of the federal government's support.
December 1, 2020
Watch as The National highlights MPC's ability to execute quickly with partners Sterling Industries to design and manufacture over 27 million Shield-U face shields.
MPC did some major re-tooling back in March and April of 2020 to start creating much-needed medical supplies for worldwide delivery using its own workforce and equipment.