A Windsor company has risen to the challenge issued by the federal government to help fight COVID-19.
Windsor Mold Group, a locally-based consortium with offices in Canada, the U.S., and Mexico, has signed a contract with the federal government to produce two million face shields for health care workers who are in the trenches of the war against the novel coronavirus.
According to a release from Windsor-Tecumseh MP Irek Kusmierczyk, the technology employed by Windsor Mold Group helped them secure a contract ahead of thousands of other suitors.
“It is inspiring to see a local company like Windsor Mold Group step up to produce equipment that will protect our frontline healthcare workers in our community and across Canada,” said Kusmierczyk. “To adapt their manufacturing operations and get the proper approvals so quickly is a challenging task, and it speaks to the tremendous talent and determination of our manufacturing sector across Windsor and Essex County.”
Windsor Mold Group will also produce thousands of headbands for health care workers.
According to the release, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) received over 30,000 proposals from Canadian businesses and manufacturers looking to help in the battle against COVID-19. PSPC is working in cooperation with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.