gm canada

GM Canada will start producing 1 million face masks each month

General Motors (GM) Canada is retooling part of their Oshawa plant to start producing one million face masks each month, according to a press release published on Friday.

The company says that the shift in production will "help Canada meet the urgent need for face masks for health care professionals and for other Canadians."

An estimated 50 employees will support the production.

Unifor, a Canadian trade union that represents auto workers at General Motors, said its members are "proud" to begin producing essential medical equipment.

"The fact that Unifor members will help GM produce as many as a million fabric masks a month, for Health Canada at cost, is an example of what we can do when we work together," said President Jerry Dias.

The Canadian government is also working with at least a dozen companies such as Windsor Mold, Dynaplas and Ink Smith to produce millions of face shields for frontline workers.

Well-known brands such as Bauer Hockey and Canada Goose are also producing personal protective equipment.

Lead photo by

GM Canada

Latest Videos

Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in News

Someone just spotted one of the weirdest looking fish washed up in Canada

Bear in Calgary caught eating Halloween pumpkins while residents were sleeping

Vancouver woman shoved out of bus after spitting on a fellow passenger

Air Canada and WestJet bicker over plans to refund airline tickets

Poppy donation boxes in Canada will soon take credit cards

COVID internment camps in Canada don't exist despite what you might have heard

Canada won't be having a snap election this fall

Someone is setting fire to toilet paper at Walmart stores in Canada