Support For Firm Making Film For Face Shields

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MPP Mike Harris at the IPF Plant in Ayr. Picture: Mike Harris

AYR: The Ontario government is investing $350,000 in Integrated Packaging Films through the Ontario Together Fund to help the company create new jobs and increase the production of PET film by 49 per cent, contributing to the production of almost four million more face shields per month for front line workers.

Making the announcement in Ayr this week, Mike Harris, MPP for Kitchener-Conestoga, on behalf of Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade said: “We are pleased to support companies like Integrated Packaging Films as they increase their capacity to make supplies and equipment.”

“As a manufacturer of clear plastic sheeting for over 23 years, Integrated Packaging Films and with the help of the government’s Ontario Together Fund, we will increase the capacity of clear film and offer Canadian manufacturers locally made materials for fabricating face shields. This expansion will also create several new full-time jobs in our Ayr facility.” said Bill Mechar, President, Integrated Packaging Films

“When Premier Ford and Minister Fedeli put out the call for companies to produce essential PPE like face shields, Integrated Packaging Films stepped up,” said MPP Harris.

“This funding will also support good-paying jobs for families in North Dumfries and Waterloo Region.”

• The government launched the $50 million Ontario Together Fund to help businesses retool their operations to produce PPE and develop technology-driven solutions and services.

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