3M Canada is set to receive $23 million in public funds from the Government of Canada, to manufacture protective masks in Brockville.
The federal portion of the funding is part of a greater expenditure to the tune of $70 million that is being split between the Government of Canada, the Ontario Government, and 3M.
The Ontario Government’s equal $23 million contribution is part of Premier Ford’s commitment to manufacturing PPE in Canada.
“This is a great investment for our community, made possible by the leadership of MPP Steve that brought everyone to the table. With mask production in Brockville, it increases public confidence in our PPE supply chain. We can count on Canadians making masks for Canadians,” said Member of Parliament, Michael Barrett.
Currently, the 3M facility in Brockville is used to manufacture tape and other supplies for the firm.
“It’s important that Canadians have a secure and reliable source for these important products and our skilled workers here are certainly up to the task”, added M.P. Barrett.