AMD Medicom announces the manufacturing of over 525 million masks and N95 respirators
by CM Staff
Today, there are reportedly 23 production lines that produce approximately 1.5 million surgical and pediatric masks, and N95 respirators per day.
MONTREAL — Quebec-based AMD Medicom Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of personal protective equipment (PPE), reports that their factory in the Saint-Laurent borough produced more than 525 million masks and N95 respirators since it first opened in July 2020.
During the pandemic, there has been a high demand for quality masks and respirators worldwide. To meet the needs of the Quebec and Canadian governments, Medicom responded by transforming a former 60,000 square foot warehouse to accommodate 15 mask and respirator production lines in less than 3 months. Today, there are reportedly 23 production lines that produce approximately 1.5 million surgical and pediatric masks, and N95 respirators per day.
The Health Minister of Canada, Jean-Yves Duclos, recently visited the plant to recognize the great effort made by Medicom and to express his gratitude to its employees. He was accompanied by Member of Parliament for Saint-Laurent, Emmanuella Lambropoulos, and Member of Parliament for Lac-Saint-Louis, Mr. Francis Scarpaleggia.
“525 million masks and respirators manufactured since July 2020 is quite an achievement! Quebec-based Medicom has responded to the Government of Canada’s call to action with innovative solutions to provide the personal protective equipment needed to fight the pandemic when we most needed it. I had the pleasure of speaking with and thanking the employees of this Montreal facility who have worked tirelessly to protect us. Your incredible efforts and hard work are appreciated by all Canadians,” said the Health Minister of Canada.
“Producing over half a billion masks and N95 respirators amid a pandemic is a Herculean effort. We could not be prouder of our employees and their ability to stand up to the challenge. By building and further establishing our factory, we have strengthened our autonomy when it comes to the production and supply of PPE equipment in Canada and increased our resilience to the unstable nature of global supply chains. This achievement also further underscores our ‘pride in protection’ brand promise,” said Guillaume Laverdure, Chief Operating Officer at Medicom.