Canadian Manufacturing

$7.5M military contract for Pembroke manufacturer

Allen Vanguard building protective suits in five-year deal with government

PEMBROKE, Ont.—A protective equipment and services provider in Pembroke, Ontario has landed a $7.5-million contract with the Canadian military.

Allen Vanguard will build heavy bomb suits for the Canadian Forces through a five-year contract that’s expected to create 50 jobs in the region.

The 94 complete Med-Eng bomb suits will come with chemical and respiratory protection and cooling to mitigate heat stress in missions.

Most of the manufacturing will be done at Allen Vanguard’s Pembroke facility.

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