CKD Cares partners with University Health Network RSS
CKD Cares is pleased to announce that we have officially partnered with the University Health Network (which encompasses the Toronto General and Toronto Western hospitals, the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and The Michener Institute of Education at UHN) and are supplying them 2 million face masks. CKD Cares is extremely proud to be able to support our local health care community and hospitals with medical-grade face masks.
CKD Cares is proud to be a member of the Ontario Made program. Ontario Made highlights and celebrates companies manufacturing and supplying Ontario-made products, in an effort to urge Ontarians to support local manufacturing in their home province. The program is curated by the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME).
Since pivoting to producing PPE, CKD Cares has been dedicated to providing Canadians with quality-made, Canadian PPE. To help support Ontario-made manufacturing, the Ministry of Ontario has awarded CKD Cares with a $100,000 Ontario Together grant, to support investment into the production and distribution of PPE for Canadians.
"Ckdpack Packaging — Ontario is investing $100,000 in Ckdpack Packaging to purchase cutting, fabric welding and sewing equipment at its Straffordville facility in southwestern Ontario to automate and expand its current production of surgical masks and disposable gowns. With Ontario's support, the company will significantly increase its capacity to make 300,000 certified surgical masks per month, which is a 900 per cent increase from its current production. The company will also make 30,000 gowns per month, which is a 1,400 per cent increase over its current capacity.
"I am incredibly proud that the provincial government is supporting this made-in-Elgin County contribution to our PPE supply chain," said Jeff Yurek, MPP for Elgin-Middlesex-London. "It is inspiring to see Arun and the team at Ckdpack pivot to address this important need, and for their dedication to our local business community.""