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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. 

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