Doug Ford kicks off provincial tour with stops in Cambridge, Kitchener

Ontario Prime Minister Doug Ford offered $ 1.4 million to a manufacturing company in Cambridge during his visit to the Waterloo area Tuesday.

Ford visited Eclipse Automation, which was retooling its assembly line to manufacture N95 and surgical masks and other medical devices amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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“Eclipse will add the capacity to manufacture up to one million N95 respirators per week and create 17 new full-time positions here in Cambridge,” said Vic Fedeli, Minister for Economic Development, during the announcement.

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Ford will also visit the Challenger factory in Cambridge and Shaver Industries in Kitchener, a company that makes 25,000 face shields a week.

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It also makes plastic golf cart shields that separate golfers from one another while allowing them to share golf carts.

The Prime Minister’s visits began a provincial tour visiting communities across the province to meet with those he said “have been reinforced in recent months.”

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“We’ll showcase our strong local businesses that have gone the extra mile, whether it’s making PPE for our frontline workers, strengthening our supply chain, or helping those in need,” said Ford.

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“And we will recognize those community leaders, our mayors, our volunteers, our frontline heroes who have done everything in these unprecedented times.”

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