Province ramps up production of Ontario-made ventilators
Equipment will support frontline health care, prepare province for future challenges.
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.
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.
Celestica to make 7,500 ventilators for Starfish Medical
Contract manufacturer will deliver the devices to Health Canada in the fourth quarter of 2020.
Yorkville Sound partners with StarFish Medical to produce ventilators
Their goal is to help increase the availability of open source ventilators across Canada.
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.
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.
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.
Mexico closes US owned plant for refusal to sell ventilators
Plant was operating as an essential service but not providing it to Mexicans.
Canada ordering more medical supplies, boosting production at home: PM
More than 230 million surgical masks and 75 million N95 respirator masks ordered.
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.
Quebec warns of equipment shortage as COVID-19 cases soar
Critical needs include protective equipment such as masks, gloves and gowns.
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.
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.
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.