Toronto Stamp Inc. Brings Together Network of Companies to Deliver 4 Million Face Shields to Government of Canada
TORONTO, May 11, 2020 /CNW/ - Today, Toronto Stamp Inc., announces it is leading a network of companies to deliver Health Canada four (4) million face shields over the next two (2) months. Together, the network has built a previously non-existent supply-chain that is ready to help address current demand and also prepare for future need. Go to www.torontostamp.ca for project details.
"This is a family story, a Canadian story, and a story of partnerships," said Jimmy Williams, General Manager, Toronto Stamp. "Like so many businesses across the country, COVID-19 changed everything and, overnight, our future looked grim. But I was also moved by what was happening and wanted to help. That's when the call-to-action began."
"When we found out we won the government contract, we knew we were never going to be successful alone – industry in Canada was going to get this done," Williams continued. "In a matter of weeks, dozens of partners rallied to fill in the market gap. Many took risks to save their business and many more retooled their infrastructure and way of doing things to make this network work."
Called Unitum Consortium (Latin for 'United Community') – the network is comprised of businesses that represent all stages along the supply chain. Some of the businesses include:
- 3G Packaging Corp.
- Baysquare Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
- EM Plastic & Electric Products Ltd.
- Maverick Exhibits
- Pattison Sign Group
- Piedmont Plastics
- Sherway Group
- Spectra Advertising and Signs
- Swift Components Corporation
- Threadfin Business Solutions
- Trotec Laser Canada Inc.
Deliveries of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for domestic use have started to arrive in Ottawa, following the contract that was signed in early April and referenced by Prime Minister Trudeau.
This team of suppliers is ready and able to continue to produce face shields for Canadian use and future domestic supply, as well as international markets.
Williams said; "It is truly amazing to see everyone coming together and working around the clock to make this project happen. This venture has been built on trust and passion – I am immensely proud of every company involved and the Toronto Stamp team."