The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the importance of Ontario’s innovative and flexible advanced manufacturing sector, supply chains, and essential activities such as food, medicine, and medical device manufacturing.

Across Ontario, a wide range of manufacturers have pivoted in response to the pandemic, and are now manufacturing critical goods such as medical devices (e.g. ventilators), personal protective equipment (e.g. face shields), and cleaning supplies (e.g. sanitizer). Many more are actively pursuing opportunities to shift production to help mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. These manufacturers are diverse in size and scope, and range from large multinationals to small locally-based breweries and machine shops. Many belong to industry associations, which have played an important role in their pivot.

The Trillium Network for Advanced Manufacturing is actively identifying and compiling information about Ontario manufacturers that have pivoted towards the production of these newly-critical goods. Some of this information is available in the table below. This information helps identify the wide range of manufacturers involved in mitigating the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also serves as the basis of our efforts to assess and disseminate the lessons learned from the experience of manufacturers that successfully pivoted. This includes the support they received from governments during their pivot and how they overcame challenges when attempting to pivot. We encourage firms to share their experience with us as part of this initiative.

We hope to update and augment this information daily and share it with government and industry stakeholders. For more information please contact Brendan Sweeney, Managing Director (manufacturing@trilliummfg.ca).

Company NameLocationIndustryCOVID Product(s)
10West Commercial GraphicsOshawaGraphics & SignsFace Shields
3D Printing CanadaHamiltonAdditive ManufacturingFace Shields
Aalbers Tool & MoldTecumsehTooling and AutomationMedical Devices (Tooling)
Aarkel Tool and DieWallaceburgTooling and AutomationMedical Devices
ABC TechnologiesBramptonAutomotive PartsMedical Devices, PPE
ABS FrictionGuelphFriction ProductsMedical Devices
AceTronic Industrial ControlsMississaugaTooling and AutomationMedical Devices (Tooling)
Acrolab LimitedWindsorTooling and AutomationMedical Devices, Masks, Sanitizer (Tooling)
All or Nothing BrewhouseOshawaBrewerySanitizer
Answer Precision ToolKitchenerTooling and AutomationPPE
Anubis 3DMississaugaAdditive ManufacturingFace Shields
Apotex PharmachemBrantfordPharmaceuticalsSanitizer
Armo-ToolLondonTooling and AutomationPPE
ARO TechnologiesCollingwoodTooling and AutomationFace Shields
Array MarketingTorontoRetail FixturesFace Shields, Barriers
AstoundOakvilleCommercial FixturesBarriers
ATS AutomationCambridgeTooling and AutomationMedical Devices
Audacia BioscienceWindsorHealthcare ProductsTest Kits
AutolivTilburyAirbag AssembliesPPE
AV Gauge & FixtureTecumsehTooling and AutomationFace Shields
AVL ManufacturingHamiltonMetal FabricationMedical Enclosures
Axiom GroupAuroraAutomotive PartsFace Shields
B-Con EngineeringOttawaOptical SystemsFace Shields
Barbarian SportswearKitchenerClothing and ApparelMasks
BASFWindsorChemicalsSanitizer
Bathing Belle SwimwearTorontoSwimwearMasks
Battlefield InternationalCayugaAerospace ComponentsMedical Devices
Baxter InternationalAllistonMedicineMedicine
Baylis MedicalMississaugaMedical DevicesMedical Devices
Baytech PlasticsMidlandPlasticsMedical Equipment
Beattie's DistillersAllistonDistillerySanitizer
Beau's All Natural Brewing CompanyVankleek HillBrewerySanitizer
Beauti-Tone PaintBurfordPaintSanitizer
BGI RetailBrant CountyRetail FixturesBarriers
Black's DistilleryPeterboroughDistillerySanitizer
BombardierThunder BayTrainsMedical Devices
Brentwood ClassicsVaughanFurnitureMasks
Brian's Custom SportsKingsvilleSporting GoodsPPE
Bri-Eck Machine and ToolLondonTooling and AutomationFace Shields
Brock Street BrewingWhitbyBrewerySanitizer
Brooks SignsBrant CountySignsBarriers
BTNXMarkhamMedical DevicesTest Kits
Build-A-Mold (Plasman Group)TecumsehTooling and AutomationMedical Devices, Face Shields
Burloak TechnologiesOakvilleAdditive ManufacturingFace Shields
Campio GroupVaughanFurniturePPE
Canada GooseTorontoClothing and ApparelPPE
Canada Mask Supply (RFP)MississaugaFurnitureMasks
Canadian Mist DistilleryCollingwoodDistillerySanitizer
Canadian Yacht TopsInisfilMarine FabricsFace Shields
Canplex ProfilesPort PerryPlasticsFace Shields
Cavalier Tool & ManufacturingWindsorTooling and AutomationMedical Devices
CelesticaNewmarketElectronicsMedical Devices
CenterLineWindsorTooling and AutomationMedical Devices
ChemStationPickeringChemicalsSanitizer
CKFTorontoPackagingFace Shields
Clean WorksBeamsvilleFood Processing EquipmentMedical Equipment
CobraMaskWhitbySporting GoodsPPE, Masks
Collective Arts BrewingHamiltonBrewerySanitizer
Contract Pharmaceuticals (CPL)MississaugaPharmaceuticalsSanitizer
Cooper-StandardLondonAutomotive Parts Face Shields
Coppley ApparelHamiltonClothing and ApparelMasks
Crest Mold TechnologyWindsorTooling and AutomationMedical Devices
Crosscut DistillerySudburyDistillerySanitizer
Crystal FountainsTorontoFountainsMedical Devices
Daft BrewingKingstonBrewerySanitizer
Dairy DistilleryMississippi MillsDistillerySanitizer
Danby ProductsGuelphAppliancesMedical Devices
DemtoolPetersburgMetal FabricationMedical Devices
Dent-X CanadaVaughanMedical DevicesFace Shields, Masks
Design PlasticsNewmarketPlasticsFace Shields
Dillon's Small Batch DistillersBeamsvilleDistillerySanitizer
Dixon's Distilled SpiritsGuelphDistillerySanitizer
Domite Wear TechnologiesParisWear Resistant ProductsFace Shields
Dunrobin DistilleryDunrobinDistillerySanitizer
Eclipse AutomationCambridgeTooling and AutomationMasks
Embassy IngredientsBramptonBakery IngredientsSanitizer
En-PlasTorontoTooling and AutomationTooling and Automation (Medical)
Essex Weld SolutionsEssexMetal PackagingPPE
FellfabHamiltonTechnical TextilesMasks
Fit 2 FlyTorontoClothing and ApparelMasks
Ford Motor CompanyWindsor-EssexMotor Vehicle EnginesFace Shields
General MotorsOshawaAutomotive PartsMasks
FORTAISudburyMining EquipmentMedical Equipment
Handsome and LaceTorontoClothing and ApparelMasks
Harbour TechnologiesWindsorTooling and AutomationMasks
Harco EnterprisesPeterboroughPlastics PartsFace Shields
Heretic SpiritsCollingwoodDistillerySanitizer
Hilary MacMillanTorontoClothing and ApparelMasks
Hiram Walker & SonsWindsorDistillerySanitizer
Hi-Tech EDMVaughanAutomotive PartsFace Shields
HondaAllistonMotor VehiclesFace Shields
ICP DefenseTorontoTechnical TextilesPPE
Industrial Filter ManufacturingPenetanguisheneIndustrial FiltersMasks
Ines Di SantoVaughanClothing and ApparelPPE
Injection TechnologiesWindsorPlastic ComponentsMedical Devices
InksmithKitchenerEducational ProductsFace Shields
InnerSeasoningsWindsorSaucesSanitizer
Innocente BreweryKitchenerBrewerySanitizer
Innovative AutomationBarrieTooling and AutomationFace Shields, Medical Devices
Innovatools CanadaVarsToolsFace Shields
INPS OEM SolutionsLondonSigns and GraphicsFace Shields
Integrity Tool and MoldWindsorTooling and AutomationMedical Devices
Interspec SystemsRosemontHospital FurnitureHospital Furniture
IpexVariousPipesFace Shields
Iridian Spectral TechnologiesOttawaOptical TechnologyMedical Devices
Jacobs & ThompsonTorontoFoam ProductsFace Shields
Javelin TechnologiesOakvilleAdditive ManufacturingFace Shields
JewlrTorontoJewelryFace Shields
JMP EngineeringCambridgeEngineeringMedical Devices
Junction 56 DistilleryStratfordDistillerySanitizer
KalayaCambridgeBeauty ProductsSanitizer
Kawartha EthanolHavelockEthanolSanitizer
Kinsip House of Fine SpiritsBloomfieldDistillerySanitizer
Labatt BreweryLondonBrewerySanitizer
Last Straw DistilleryVaughanDistillerySanitizer
Laval InternationalTecumsehTooling and AutomationMasks
L-D Tool and DieOttawaTooling and AutomationTest Kits
Liburdi GroupHamiltonTooling and AutomationPPE
LinamarGuelphAutomotive PartsMedical Devices
Lind EquipmentMarkhamLightingMedical Equipment
Linear Transfer AutomationBarrieTooling and AutomationFace Shields
Mabel's LabelsHamiltonLabelsPPE, Retail Signage
Macfab ManufacturingMississaugaMachined ComponentsMedical Devices
Mack MediaTorontoPrintingFace Shields
Magna InternationalGTAAutomotive PartsMedical Devices
Magnotta WineryVaughanWinerySanitizer
Martinrea InternationalGTAAutomotive PartsMedical Devices
Mas Precision PlasticsWhitbyPlastic ProductsBarriers, Face Shields
McCarthy UniformsTorontoClothing and ApparelPPE
Merit PrecisionPeterboroughPlastic PartsFace Shields
MHI Canada AerospaceMississaugaAircraft StructuresFace Shields
Mind Your BeesHamiltonPackagingMasks
Mitchell PlasticsKitchenerAutomotive PartsFace Shields
Molded Precision ComponentsOro-MedontePlastic Injection MoldingFace Shields, Medical Devices
Murphy's Law DistilleryElmiraDistillerySanitizer
MyantTorontoTextilesPPE
Muskoka BreweryGravenhurstBrewery, DistillerySanitizer
MW CanadaCambridgeWindow CoveringsMedical Fabrics
NapoleonBarrieBBQsFace Shields
NeoVision TechnologyTecumsehTooling and AutomationFace Shields, Medical Devices (Tooling)
New Ontario BrewingNorth BayBrewerySanitizer
Niagara Falls Craft DistillersNiagara FallsDistillerySanitizer
Niko Apparel SolutionsHamiltonClothing and ApparelMasks
Norgen BiotekThoroldBiotechnologyTest Kits
Norfolk KnittersPort DoverClothing and ApparelPPE
North Design BuildHamiltonRetail DisplaysFace Shields
North of 7 DistilleryOttawaDistillerySanitizer
OG DistilleryLarder LakeDistillerySanitizer
Oh BeehiveBarriePackagingMasks
Omega ToolTecumsehTooling and AutomationMedical Devices (Tooling)
Omnify LightningMarkhamLightingFace Shields
Original Bug Shirt CompanyPowassanClothing and ApparelMasks
O-Two Medical TechnologiesBramptonMedical DevicesMedical Devices
PCL GraphicsMarkhamGraphics and PrintingFace Shields
Peak ProcessingWindsorCannabis ProductsSanitizer
Pepprell DistillingMoorefieldDistillerySanitizer
Persian EmpirePeterboroughDistillerySanitizer
Pine Valley PackagingUxbridgePackagingPPE
Plas-TechVaughanPlasticsFace Shields, Barriers
Precision BiomonitoringGuelphDNA Testing KitsTest Kits
Premier Canadian MintNewmarketCoinsMasks
PrescientxCambridgeMedical EquipmentMedical Equipment
Progressive Industrial FluidsMississaugaIndustrial LubricantsSanitizer
Promation OakvilleTooling and AutomationFace Shields
Redline BrewhouseBarrieBrewerySanitizer
RegattaSportSt. CatharinesClothing and ApparelMasks
Reid's DistilleryTorontoDistillerySanitizer
REKO InternationalLakeshoreTooling and AutomationFace Shields
Rheault DistilleryHearstDistillerySanitizer
RobcoMississaugaMachined ComponentsFace Shields
RootsTorontoClothing and ApparelMasks
Rose IntegrationCarleton PlaceAerospace ComponentsMasks
Royal Canadian MintOttawaCoinsSanitizer, Face Shields
RWDIGuelphEngineeringFace Shields
Silver Fox DistilleryArthurDistillerySanitizer
Spartan BioscienceOttawaMedical DevicesTest Kits
Spring Mill DistilleryGuelphDistillerySanitizer
StarFish MedicalTorontoMedical DevicesMedical Devices
Sterling IndustriesVaughanMedical DevicesMedical Devices
Techform (Magna)PenetanguisheneAutomotive PartsMedical Devices
Tempur Sealy CanadaTorontoMatressesFace Shields
ThawrihOttawaClothing and ApparelMasks
Salus Marine WearWaterlooFlotation DevicesPPE
Select ToolTecumsehTooling and AutomationMedical Devices (Tooling)
Service Mold + AerospaceWindsorTooling and AutomationMedical Devices
Shaver IndustriesKitchenerIndustrial EnclosuresFace Shields
Shell CanadaSarniaPetroleum ProductsIsopropyl Alcohol
Shepherd Thermoforming & PackagingBramptonPlasticsFace Shields
Siemens MilltronicsPeterboroughTooling and AutomationFace Shields
Sleeping Giant Brewing CompanyThunder BayBrewerySanitizer
Soffi LightingWindsorLightingFace Shields
SouthmedicBarrieMedical DevicesMedical Devices, Face Shields
Spirit of York DistilleryTorontoDistillerySanitizer
Stadco PolyproductsMississaugaMedical SuppliesPPE, Masks
St. Jacobs Quilt Co.St. JacobsTextilesPPE
Sunspace SunroomsNewcastleSunroomsBarriers
Superior GloveActonGlovesFace Shields, Sanitizer
Superior Tool and MoldTecumsehTooling and AutomationFace Shields
Systems Environmental ProductsGrimsbyAgricultural EquipmentMedical Equipment
Surridge Sheet MetalTorontoMetal FabricationBarriers
Thames River ChemicalBurlingtonChemicalSanitizer
Thornhill MedicalTorontoMedical DevicesMedical Devices
Three H Furniture SystemsNew LiskeardFurnitureBarriers, PPE
Thunder Bay HydraulicsThunder BayHydraulic EquipmentSanitizer
Tilley EndurablesTorontoClothing and ApparelPPE
Top Shelf DistillersPerthDistillerySanitizer
Tri-Mach GroupWaterlooTooling and AutomationSanitary Barriers
Tristar CoatingsBramptonSpecialty PaintSanitizer
Triumph ToolGuelphTooling and AutomationMedical Devices (Tooling)
Trudell MedicalLondonMedical DevicesMedical Devices
True North Printed PlasticsBracebridgePrinted PlasticsFace Shields
TrusscorePalmerstonBuilding MaterialsBarriers
Tsunami GlassworksWindsorGlass ProductsFace Shields
Valiant TMSWindsorTooling and AutomationFace Shields
VanDerZwaag Machining & DevelopmentWaterlooAdditive ManufacturingPPE
VexosMarkhamElectronicsMedical Devices
Virox TechnologiesOakvilleDIsinfectantsDisinfectants
VistaPrintLakeshorePrintingFace Shields
Vista SolutionsWindsorTooling and AutomationMedical Devices
Viva Healthcare PackagingTorontoPackagingFace Shields, Masks
Ventra PlasticsPeterboroughAutomotive PartsFace Shields
Waterloo Brewing CompanyKitchenerBrewerySanitizer
WhitebirdHamiltonPackagingFace Shields
Whitney PlasticsLindsayPlastic PackagingFace Shields
Willibald Farm DistilleryAyrDistillerySanitizer
Windsor MoldWindsorAutomotive PartsFace Shields
Wolfhead DistilleryAmherstburgDistillerySanitizer
Woodbridge FoamVaughanAutomotive PartsMasks
Yongehurst DistilleryTorontoDistillerySanitizer
Yorkville SoundPickeringAudio EquipmentMedical Devices
XL ToolKitchenerTooling and AutomationMedical Devices