Ford Announces $2 Million In Funding For New PPE Manufacturer In Bracebridge

Posted: 2020-09-04 15:14:59 By: thebay

The Ontario government is providing $2 million from the Ontario Together Fund to a Bracebridge-based company, Smart Safe Science, the manufacturer of new lighter, breathable, and more comfortable face masks. The investment will help the company create 50 local jobs and, when at full capacity, produce 200,000 masks each month.

Premier Doug Ford says "We're proud to support innovative companies like Smart Safe Science who are making better medical-grade masks for frontline workers.”

The mask comes with attachments that monitor body temperature. This technology will allow the user to connect a smart device in the mask to their phone using an app that will transmit critical real-time data about the user's health status. The mask will conform to the wearer's facial structure, providing greater comfort and protection.

Smart Safe Science further plans to purchase equipment and expand its facilities to reach the targeted end-production capacity. The company is a subsidiary of True North Printed Plastics in Bracebridge.