Industrial Filter Manufacturing could produce upwards of 5,000 masks a day, but now jumping through regulatory hoops.

A Penetanguishene factory is ready to shift part of its product line to help supply masks to combat COVID-19.

Industrial Filter Manufacturing Ltd. president Kyle Naylor said the company knows the need for masks and gowns is very real and is ready to answer the provincial and federal government’s call to join the coronavirus fight.

“We’ve done significant retooling,” Naylor said, noting a run of 500 prototype units occurred over the weekend. “We’ve managed to get all of our ducks in a row. We’re ready to start producing immediately.” []


Industrial Filter Manufacturing owner and CEO Dan Williams and Lorie Desroches, who is the company’s COVID-19 pandemic response coordinator, review and test the first mask production run. Submitted photo.