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10,000 made-in-Québec masks for manufacturing SMEs in aerospace sector

The Aéro Montréal initiative also aims to support the local textile economy

April 29, 2020  by CM Staff

MONTRÉAL — Aéro Montréal, a think tank for Quebec’s aerospace sector, announced on April 29 the launch of a new initiative that will provide 10,000 reusable masks to manufacturing SMEs in the aerospace sector. The project aims to support the continuation or resumption of their activities in a safe work environment.

“Through this initiative, Aéro Montréal is reaffirming its support for small and medium-sized enterprises, which play a crucial role in the supply chain,” said Suzanne M. Benoît, president, Aéro Montréal, in a prepared statement. “By working with local players, Aéro Montréal will help ensure a safe and efficient resumption of activities for a key sector that represents more than 42,100 direct jobs in Québec.”

The Montréal-made face mask will help protect employees in the aerospace industry without jeopardizing supplies necessary for the proper functioning of health services, according to Aéro Montréal.

Aéro Montréal also announced that this initiative aims to support the local textile economy, which was implemented with the support of Quartz Co., a Montréal-based coat supplier. Quartz Co. modified its production line to manufacture protective textile products.

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“Over the past months we have invested significantly in acquisitions of viable Quebec production plants,” said Jean-Philippe Robert, president of Quartz Co. in a prepared statement. “Thanks to these efforts, we can contribute today to the fight against COVID-19, manufacturing masks among other items for our corporate clients.”

Once the 10,000 free masks have been distributed, aerospace SMEs wishing to purchase additional masks will be able to do so by contacting Aéro Montréal.


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