The Innoparc Albatros will soon welcome the manufacturer Meltech Innovation, a new division of Groupe Medicom inc. (Medicom), which will be dedicated to the production and innovation of the central material that goes into the manufacture of surgical and pediatric masks, and N95 type respirators. This undertaking will increase the resilience of Canada and Quebec in their ability to face future pandemics. This investment will ensure frontline healthcare workers continue to have a reliable local supply of personal protective equipment.
To this end, the City of Saint Eustache has entered into an agreement with the company for the sale of three lots in its business park, representing nearly 18,500 m2 located on Allée du Golf. Meltech Innovation will invest nearly $40 million in this large-scale project, which will create nearly 30 jobs.
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The new Medicom plant will be built in harmony with its environment. In fact, production will be powered by hydroelectricity and a waste reduction plan will be put in place. In addition, Medicom is committed to reforesting the site by planting more than 40 trees and creating a polliniferous garden for bees and butterflies. To provide the most pleasant work environment for employees, the new facility will also be able to count on bicycle racks, charging stations for electric vehicles, a training room, showers and a meditation room.
Finally, the Government of Canada is financially supporting this highly strategic project for the resilience of the local supply chain through the Strategic Innovation Fund.
“We are more than proud of the choice made by Medicom, a flagship of the industry, to expand its activities in the Innoparc Albatros, to generate quality jobs and thus to contribute in such a significant way to the economic growth of Saint-Eustache. We welcome and wish this innovative company good luck! “, said the mayor of Saint-Eustache, Mr. Pierre Charron.
From his part the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry of Canada, the Honorable François-Philippe Champagnesaid that the health and safety of Canadians is his government’s priority. “This is why we have announced an investment of nearly $30 million in 2021 to enable Meltech Innovation to set up its new factory specializing in the manufacture of personal protective equipment. With this new facility in Saint-Eustache, we are promoting Canadian solutions and ensuring that front-line healthcare workers have a reliable supply of personal protective equipment, in addition to creating good jobs in the region”.