Medicom sets up a factory in Saint-Eustache

Medicom sets up a factory in Saint-Eustache

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The new Medicom factory, dedicated to the manufacture of surgical masks and respirators, will see the light of day in the Innoparc Albatros located in Saint-Eustache, in the Laurentians.

An agreement has therefore been reached with the City for the sale of three plots of land in the business park, at the level of the Allée du Golf. The company will invest nearly $40 million in this project, which will create nearly 30 jobs.

“This new facility will include a new R&D center that will develop greener and more efficient materials of the future,” Medicom Chief Operating Officer Guillaume Laverdure said in a statement on Wednesday.

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This initiative will increase local procurement to provide personal protective equipment to frontline healthcare workers and avoid being in the same situation as at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The context of the pandemic has acutely reminded us of the need to be able to easily access specialized equipment in times of crisis,” said the president of the Economic Development Commission and municipal councilor, Patrice Paquette.

Ottawa had announced funding of nearly $30 million for this project in 2021.

“With this new facility in Saint-Eustache, we are putting forward Canadian solutions and ensures that front-line healthcare workers have a reliable supply of personal protective equipment, in addition to creating good jobs in the region,” commented the Minister of Innovation, Science and Technology. 'Industry of Canada, François-Ph ilippe Champagne.

The plant will also be powered by hydroelectricity and will have a waste reduction plan in place. The company is also committed to replanting more than 40 trees and creating a garden for bees and butterflies.