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News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 16, 2020  

Province ramps up production of Ontario-made ventilators

Equipment will support frontline health care, prepare province for future challenges.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
August 28, 2020  

Bombardier to lay off 200 workers at Thunder Bay plant

Looking for orders as its fate to be determined with the potential purchase by Alstom.

News Government General
August 17, 2020  

Ventilator supply increasing as Tam warns of possible COVID-19 surge

Canada ordered 40,328 ventilators, for an estimated $1.1 billion, and as of Aug. 14, it had just 606 in hand.

News Electronics Manufacturing General
May 20, 2020  

Celestica to make 7,500 ventilators for Starfish Medical

Contract manufacturer will deliver the devices to Health Canada in the fourth quarter of 2020.

News Electronics Manufacturing General
May 13, 2020  

Yorkville Sound partners with StarFish Medical to produce ventilators

Their goal is to help increase the availability of open source ventilators across Canada.

News Aerospace Manufacturing Transportation General
April 21, 2020  

Bombardier to help make 18,000 ventilators at shuttered Thunder Bay plant

Will carry out sanding, painting and assembly work on the equipment for Brampton, Ont.-based O-Two Medical Technologies.

News Aerospace Manufacturing General
April 20, 2020  

CAE recalls laid-off employees, signs contract with feds for ventilators

Ventilator design and testing is being finalized with an order from the federal government for 10,000 units.

News Manufacturing General
April 16, 2020  

SleepWorks offers CPAP machines as ventilator alternatives

Vancouver company will provide CPAP and BiPAP machines should ventilator supply run low during the COVID-19 pandemic.

News Government Manufacturing General
April 13, 2020  

Mexico closes US owned plant for refusal to sell ventilators

Plant was operating as an essential service but not providing it to Mexicans.

News Government Manufacturing General
April 8, 2020  

Canada ordering more medical supplies, boosting production at home: PM

More than 230 million surgical masks and 75 million N95 respirator masks ordered.

News Manufacturing General
April 2, 2020  

More hospital gear on the way as industry responds to COVID-19

60 million N95 masks are expected this week, and 1,570 ventilators are on order.

News Government Manufacturing General
April 1, 2020  

Quebec warns of equipment shortage as COVID-19 cases soar

Critical needs include protective equipment such as masks, gloves and gowns.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing General
March 30, 2020  

Trump uses wartime act, but GM says it’s already moving fast

Navarro claimed the automaker “dragged its heels for days” in committing to the investments.

News Manufacturing General
March 24, 2020  

Veterinarians offer ventilators as they fight to be declared essential

Canadian Veterinary Medical Association is surveying members to tally how much spare equipment would be available.

News Manufacturing General
March 23, 2020  

Factories pivot to fight coronavirus, but challenges abound

…but redirecting plants to make completely different products will take a long time and a huge effort.