MONTREAL, April 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - AMD Medicom Inc. ("Medicom"), one of the world's leading manufacturers of surgical and respiratory masks, confirms their new Canadian mask production facility will be situated in Montreal, Quebec. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of securing local production of personal protective equipment (PPE) and both the Canadian and Quebec governments are the latest in a growing number around the world seeking to partner with Medicom.
With new long-term supply agreements being finalized with both the Canadian and Quebec governments, Medicom has confirmed that their first Canadian mask manufacturing facility will open near their Montreal head office by July 2020 and will create at least 33 permanent jobs.
François Legault, Premier of Quebec, Pierre Fitzgibbon, Minister of the Economy and Innovation, and Danielle McCann, Minister of Health and Social Services, have announced that the Quebec Government is supporting this investment through Investissement Québec to accelerate the establishment of the plant, which will supply both N95 type masks and ASTM Level 3 surgical masks.
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