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Mitchell Plastics and the Government of Canada fight COVID-19

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Kitchener’s Mitchell Plastics now produces face shields to help Canada fight COVID-19

Transcription – Mitchell Plastics and the Government of Canada fight COVID-19

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[Clips of a business door sign being flipped from "open" to "closed," people sanitizing common objects and shared spaces, people wearing face masks while working, front-line workers wearing face shields, personal protective equipment being manufactured]

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Voiceover: We were all asked to do our part in the fight against COVID-19.

For some of us, that means staying home, while for others, it means continuing to deliver essential services.

[Text on screen: #CDNBUSINESS]

Voiceover:Industry answered the call. In fact, more than 6,000 Canadian businesses stepped up to the plate.


Voiceover: The pandemic resulted in great needs for personal protective equipment. Even our front-line health care workers faced shortages. Mitchell Plastics, an auto parts supplier, was one of the many businesses that came forward to help Canadians.

The Kitchener, Ontario, company retooled so that it could manufacture face shields to help fight the pandemic. ISED provided ongoing support and worked with the Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association to make it happen.

[Text on screen: The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry]

Minister Bains: The federal government is proud to work with companies such as Mitchell Plastics, not only as a matchmaker but also as a first customer, purchasing these made-in-Canada face shields for Canadians across the country. Canada, we're in this together and we're stronger together!

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