Medicom announces new manufacturing plant at Innoparc Albatros
by CM Staff
Meltech Innovation will invest roughly $40 million in this major project, which will create close to 30 jobs.
SAINT-EUSTACHE — Innoparc Albatros will soon be home to Meltech Innovation manufacturing, a new division of Medicom Group Inc. It will be dedicated to the production of materials used to develop surgical and pediatric masks and N95 respirators. This venture hopes to increase Canada’s and Quebec’s resilience to future pandemics and will ensure that front-line health care workers continue to have a reliable local supply of personal protective equipment.
To accomplish this goal, the City has entered an agreement with the company for the sale of three lots in its business park with a size of nearly 18,500 m2 at allée du Golf. Meltech Innovation will invest roughly $40 million in this major project, which will create close to 30 jobs.
Medicom’s new plant will be built in harmony with its environment. Production will be powered by hydroelectricity and a waste reduction plan will be implemented. In addition, Medicom is committed to reforesting the site by planting more than 40 trees and creating a pollination garden for bees and butterflies.
Finally, the Government of Canada announced it is financially supporting this project for the resilience of the local supply chain through the Strategic Innovation Fund.
“We’re more than proud that Medicom, an industry leader, has chosen to expand its activities at Innoparc Albatros to generate quality jobs and contribute to Saint-Eustache’s economic growth. We welcome this innovative company and wish them great success,” said the Mayor of Saint-Eustache, Mr. Pierre Charron.
“The pandemic has reminded us that we need easy access to specialized equipment in times of crisis. That is why we’re excited to work with this growing company offering cutting edge and customized solutions that can respond locally and quickly to our personal protective equipment demands,” added Economic Development Commission Chair, Councillor Patrice Paquette.
“The health and safety of Canadians are our priority. It’s why we announced an investment of nearly $30 million in 2021 for Meltech Innovation to build its new plant that specializes in the manufacturing of personal protective equipment. With this new facility in Saint-Eustache, we’re putting forward Canadian solutions and ensuring that front-line health care workers have a reliable reserve of personal protective equipment. It will also create good jobs in the region,” said the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Canada, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne.