Ontario provides $850K to Virox Technologies to fight COVID-19
Virox is the first manufacturer to receive money from the Ontario Together Fund
TORONTO – The Ontario government is providing Virox Technologies Inc. with $850,000 from the Ontario Together Fund to help double its production of disinfectants.
Virox is the first manufacturer to receive money from the Ontario Together Fund.
“We are looking for the best and brightest in the province to step up and provide critical goods and services in our effort to stop the spread of COVID-19,” said Vic Fedeli, minister of economic development, job creation and trade, in a prepared statement. “I am pleased to see an innovative disinfectant company like Virox Technologies come forward and use its made-in-Ontario advanced technology to help keep our frontline workers and communities safe.”
The Oakville, Ont. company is installing a high-speed manufacturing assembly line to ramp up production of its accelerated hydrogen peroxide products. The new equipment will allow Virox to produce 6,000 cases per day, which will help meet increased demand from the health care sector and general consumer market during the outbreak.
The project is expected to create 20 full- and part-time jobs and help retain 120 positions in Oakville.
“We are pleased to respond to the government’s call to action to help stop the spread of this outbreak,” said Randy Pilon, president and CEO, Virox. “By ramping up our production with new equipment and upgrades, we will help meet the growing need in hospitals, and communities across Ontario and Canada.”
On March 21 Premier Doug Ford launched the Ontario Together web portal appealing to Ontario’s manufacturers to provide essential supplies and equipment to support frontline workers amid COVID-19.