CKD Cares wins Ontario Together fund

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.""