Oro Medonte face shield maker and Chamber of Commerce to donate supplies to downtown Orillia businesses

Donations are part of MPC's commitment of 25,000+

The Orillia District Chamber of Commerce will help a local manufacturer make sure folks returning to work at Orillia businesses are a bit more safe.

The Chamber has announced it has partnered with Molded Precision Components (MPC) to distribute face shields to local area businesses on Friday. As part of stage 2, many businesses have been slowly reopening as they bring everything up to health and safety standards, including the need for personal protective equipment. “It has been very difficult for local businesses to find PPE, let alone quality solutions that allow their staff to work comfortably and provide patrons with confidence” said MPC’s Strategic Business Development Director, Andrew Bird.

MPC retooled to manufacture face shields early in the pandemic and have made millions since

Members of the MPC team will be joined by representatives of the Orillia District Chamber of Commerce at the Royal Canadian Legion in downtown Orillia from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and at the St. Louis Bar and Grill on University Ave. from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. to distribute shields to local area businesses. Those who are unable to attend can email info@orillia.com to arrange a future curbside pickup from the Chamber’s West St. office.

RELATED: A LOCAL MANUFACTURER IS DONATING OVER 25,000 FACE SHIELDS TO LOCAL BUSINESSES ACROSS THE REGION

MPC had previously committed to donating over 25,000 shields to businesses across the region. Thousands have already been donated, including to businesses throughout Barrie that are either opening or preparing to reopen.