PRIMED Protects Canadians: PPE Manufacturer Reaches 100 Milestone


CAMBRIDGE, Ontario, March 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PRIMED Medical Products (PRIMED) announces the production of 100 million masks at its Canadian mask manufacturing facility in Cambridge, Ontario. PRIMED has reached this milestone in less than 18 months since opening the factory in October 2020. PRIMED’s Cambridge manufacturing facility was built in response to the global pandemic need for a national manufacturer of PPE in Canada. The facility is an important contribution to securing and strengthening Canada’s medical personal protective equipment (PPE) supply chain and meeting the growing demand for a “made in Canada” solution .

“With the investment in the Cambridge plant and the creation of over 100 jobs, I believe we have demonstrated our commitment to Canadian-made sourcing and a product you can trust,” said David Welsh, President and CEO. The direction. Beginning production in fall 2020, PRIMED considers this milestone an incredible achievement amid the added supply chain complications of the pandemic.

“PRIMED isn’t like a lot of small start-up mask makers,” says Jeff Sterling, plant manager at Cambridge, “we have 26 years of experience.” The Cambridge factory produces a variety of ASTM rated procedural and surgical masks that provide the optimum combination of protection and comfort for the end user.

Along with Cambridge and Mississauga, site of PRIMED’s distribution facility, the Province of Ontario has been a strong supporter of PRIMED’s contributions to the Canadian market. Ontario Minister of Government and Consumer Services Ross Romano said, “[PRIMED’s] The efforts are playing a vital role in strengthening the national supply chain and have ensured the protection of Ontarians across the province. Thank you for creating good jobs and helping our communities grow.”

“With so many people in our community needing protection during the pandemic, PRIMED stepped in and acted quickly to ensure no one was left behind,” said Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga. Cambridge Mayor Kathryn McGarry goes on to say, “A year ago, Canada had no domestic production of PPE. Now PRIMED is a key supplier in many industries. PRIMED is an essential partner to ensure our safety for all and we thank them for that. for their commitment to the welfare of the community.

PRIMED is a dynamic global leader in the manufacture and supply of single-use medical PPE including face masks, gowns and examination gloves. Based in Edmonton, PRIMED is an ISO 13485 registered company and approved by Health Canada, the FDA and the EU. It currently employs over 1,000 people worldwide. During the COVID-19 pandemic, PRIMED continues to serve its acute care partners at significantly high levels and continues to work to further strengthen its supply chain by investing in Canadian manufacturing. PRIMED has been selected as Alberta’s Top Employer and recognized by Deloitte as one of “Canada’s Best Managed Companies”.

About PRIMED medical products

Founded in 1995, PRIMED Medical Products is a global manufacturer of personal protective medical equipment. PRIMED’s manufacturing facilities are ISO certified and undergo regular audits by international regulatory and certification bodies. PRIMED’s high-quality medical products are used in virtually every hospital in Canada and in healthcare facilities around the world. PRIMED Medical Products is one of the fastest growing international manufacturers of high quality personal protective medical equipment, offering branded, co-branded and private label products and services to its international customers and partners.

About the City of Cambridge

Cambridge is located in the Region of Waterloo, named the fastest growing urban area in Canada by Statistics Canada in February 2020. This region has a strong and stable skilled labor force, and Cambridge is specifically recognized as the region’s industrial powerhouse, as home to most of the region’s major industrial employers. Additionally, Cambridge is home to excellent schools, libraries and community facilities, geared towards active living through the maintenance of over 408 hectares of parkland and 99km of trails (more than half of which runs along the Grand and Speed ​​rivers ). Recognized for its natural and built heritage assets, Cambridge has three core areas that support the entrepreneurial climate and add to the overall fabric of the community.

Media Contact

Jennifer Cliff, Communications Manager
jennifer.cliff@primed.com
PRIMED medical products
#200, 2003-91 SW Street
Edmonton, AB T6X 0W8
Telephone: 780 497 7600
primed.com

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