GM Canada Plans to Make Face Masks in Oshawa

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To help Canada meet the urgent need for face masks for health care professionals and for other Canadians, GM Canada is preparing parts of the Oshawa plant to produce facemasks based on the GM production model already working in the U.S. (GM Expands Medical Projects, Hospital Charitable Deliveries)

“We plan to manufacture approximately one million masks per month at cost for the Canadian government with an estimate of 50 employees supporting two shifts of production. The project still requires completion of additional work with our governments and our Unifor partners and we will provide updates as we get ready to begin production,” GM Canada said in a statement.

“This is a proud day for all the employees of GM Canada to be preparing the Oshawa plant to make millions of facemasks at cost to help Canada fight this COVID-19 Emergency,”

said Scott Bell, president and managing director, GM Canada. “We look forward to partnering with our government and union partners to make this happen quickly.”

General Motors Canada

General Motors of Canada Company markets Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles through a network of dealers, as well as OnStar and MAVEN services. Headquartered in Oshawa, Ontario, GM Canada is a recognized leader in advanced manufacturing, green operations, active safety, and autonomous and connected vehicle technology research and development.

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