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Ontario invests $350K for sheeting manufacturer to produce face shields


A manufacturer of clear plastic sheeting is receiving a $350,000 investment from the Ontario government to help with the production of an additional four million face shields per month.

The funding will helpĀ Integrated Packaging Films create new jobs and increase the production of PET film by 49 per cent.

Through its $50-million Ontario Together Fund, the government is delivering investments that will increase the province’s stockpile of Ontario-made products and PPE.

“As a manufacturer of clear plastic sheeting for over 23 years, Integrated Packaging Films is excited to work towards protecting Ontarians against the COVID virus,” says Bill Mechar, president, Integrated Packaging Films, in a statement.

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“With the help of the government’s Ontario Together Fund, we will increase capacity of clear film and offer Canadian manufacturers locally made materials for fabricating face shields. This expansion will also create several new full time jobs in our Ayr facility.”