Medicom N95 masksClick image to enlarge

A Montreal manufacturer of personal protective equipment has won an order from the federal government for tens of millions of masks.

The federal government and Medicom are finalizing an agreement that would support the development of a manufacturing facility in Canada to help ensure ongoing supply for local demand in Canada.

Medicom manufactures and distributes infection control and preventive products for the medical, dental, industrial, veterinary, laboratory and health and beauty markets. Medicom distributes infection control products under the Ritmed and Hopen brands, as well as the recently acquired Hedy Canada Inc. 

With manufacturing operations distributed across three continents — the company has Health Canada and FDA approved manufacturing facilities in the United States, China, Taiwan and France — Medicom has been positioned to meet the exponential demand for personal protective products like face masks throughout the current crisis.

Medicom will be further expanding its global manufacturing footprint. By establishing a local manufacturing facility, the company will provide a reliable source of personal protection equipment for Canadian healthcare workers throughout the current COVID-19 outbreak and ensure that Canada is well-equipped to meet future needs. The exact location of the new Canadian facility has not yet been confirmed. 

Canadian aerospace industry poised for growth: report

Canada's aerospace industry will continue to be an economic driver in the country says new report

The Canadian aerospace industry contributed 172,000 jobs and nearly $28 billion to the Canadian economy in 2013 and it's expected to continue to contribute to the country's growth in coming years according to a report from the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) in partnership with Industry Canada.

Celestica wins ventilator manufacturing contract

Celestica Inc. has won a program to build 7,500 ventilators for StarFish Medical Inc., a Canadian medical device company, at Celestica’s operation in Newmarket, Ont. 

6% NA growth to $1.8 B for machine vision systems

Despite an economic contraction in North America, sales of machine vision systems and components grew six per cent to $1.8 billion US through September, making it the market's highest total for the first nine months of a year in history, according to statistics from AIA, the industry's trade group.

Quebec manufacturer lands 150 bus order with Halifax Transit

Quebec bus manufacturer Nova Bus, has won a bid to manufacture and supply 150 diesel powered buses to Halifax Transit over a three-year period.

BC to see fastest growth, Quebec to follow: report

In yet another report about economic growth for Canada's provinces, BC is expected to post more than 3 per cent growth in the next two years followed by more modest growth by Quebec of 2.1 per cent in 2016 and 3 per cent in 2017, according to the latest figures in the Conference Board of Canada's latest Provincial Outlook.

OPG picks 5 Canadian firms to bid on $100M dam maintenance

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has listed five Canadian companies able to bid on future repair, replacement and refurbishment work for large control gates at its hydroelectric generating stations.

Machining group launches new event

The Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA), in partnership with Mazak Corp., Iscar Tools and Sandvik Coromant, is launching an educational event for educators and for industry.

Manufacturing leads August jobs rebound

Employment rose by 246,000 in August, compared with 419,000 in July, according to the latest jobs data from Statistics Canada.

Bombardier forecast: 24,000 deliveries; $626 B revenue

Bombardier sees a bright horizon for its business aircraft business. It predicts it will deliver 24,000 jets worth $626 billion in its 20-year industry delivery forecast.

DMG MORI Canada holds Technology Days

DMG MORI Canada held its Technology Days November 29 and 30 at its Mississauga facility.

Haimer hires marketing support for Canada, US, Mexico

Desiré Karp has joined Haimer USA as marketing coordinator. She will be the lead organizer of trade shows, trainings, and events and support marketing efforts in Canada, the USA, and Mexico. She has more than 17 years of experience in trade shows and event marketing, 12 of which were specific to the metalworking sector

Historic Junkers aircraft flies again

Ninety-nine years after the maiden flight of the pioneering Junkers F 13 aircraft, a complete reconstruction of the airplane has been certificated for flight, Junkers has announced.

PMI shows manufacturing growth, high cost inflation

The IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), released on April 2, registered 55.7, little changed from the 55.6 posted in February and above the neutral 55.0 threshold for the 25th month in a row.

The Internet of Things on the shop floor: White Paper

Walter Surface Technologies has published a white paper on how the Internet of Things is impacting the metalworking shop floor.

Is magnesium the new metal for lighter weight vehicles?

GM says double-digit fuel economy gains possible with more substitution for steel and aluminum

General Motors is testing an industry-first thermal-forming process and proprietary corrosion resistance treatment for lightweight magnesium sheet metal that will allow increased use of the high strength alternative to steel and aluminum.

Stay In Touch

twitter facebook linkedIn