Canadian Manufacturing

New facility in London, ON to manufacture nitrile gloves for province’s healthcare

by CM Staff   

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Ontario has committed to purchasing 500 million of the locally manufactured medical gloves each year.

Rene Deyaette (CNW Group/AMD Medicom Inc.)

LONDON — Canada-based AMD Medicom Inc. has established Manikheir Canada Inc., a new subsidiary that will produce nitrile gloves in London, Ontario.

Following the Ontario government’s previously announced plans to assist this project, it has also committed to purchasing 500 million locally manufactured nitrile medical examination gloves each year for the provincial healthcare system.

“After opening a surgical mask and N95 respirator plant and announcing a new facility to produce the raw materials needed to make them in Quebec, we are very proud to hit another milestone—this time for nitrile gloves—by expanding our Canadian production to the industrial centre of the country, Ontario. This move will help secure the supply of this critical medical resource for hospitals in Ontario and the rest of Canada,” said Ronald Reuben, founder and CEO of Medicom in a statement.

Medicom also said it is committed to supporting various local projects in London, Ont. For this reason, the company plans to work with various local organizations such as Reforest London.



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