Martinrea International Inc. donates one million face masks

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VAUGHAN, Ontario, Sep 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Martinrea International Inc. (TSX: MRE) a diverse global automotive supplier engaged in the design, development and manufacture of lightweight structures and high-tech propulsion systems and value-added, today announced that it has made a significant donation of 1 million face masks to the province of Ontario. The Honorable Victor Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade (MEDJCT) was present to accept the donation from the Martinrea management team.

Alfield Industries of Martinrea purchased a mask making machine in 2020 and carefully calibrated each component to produce face masks that offer highly breathable medical grade material and three layers of protection.

“It’s amazing how much our team members have accomplished in such a short time,” said Larry Paine, executive vice president of the metals business unit for Martinrea International. “They have focused their time, energy and talents to help protect our people and the community. “

In addition to the production of face masks, Martinrea has helped fight COVID-19 in several ways, including the production of over 30,000 ventilator mounts for General Motors Company, face shields and other personal protective equipment. , as well as helping with testing and vaccination. volunteer programs and efforts throughout the pandemic.

“We are incredibly proud of our mask making efforts, providing more than 10 million of them to our people and their families, as well as food banks, hospitals and governments,” said Rob Wildeboer, executive chairman of Martinrea International. “Our key guiding principle is the golden rule: treat people the way we want to be treated. And that’s what we do, not just at work, but also in our communities. We are also proud to have worked with the Ontario government and others to fight an unprecedented health and economic crisis.

“As the pandemic continues to impact the world, there remains a need for supplies and protective equipment, such as face masks, to enable all workers and communities to protect themselves from COVID-19,” said Pat D’Eramo, President and CEO of Martinrea International. . “We are proud to make this donation as we all continue to come together to do our part to protect each other. “

“Once again, Martinrea, one of our largest and most dynamic auto parts companies, has stood out for the people of Ontario,” said Victor Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Creation of jobs and trade. “Last year, at the height of the first wave of COVID, Martinrea pivoted production at one of its factories to make face masks for employees and others. In a demonstration of his Ontario Spirit, Martinrea donates one million of these face masks, and the province gratefully accepts their generosity as we continue to fight COVID-19 together. “

About Martinrea International Inc.

Martinrea International Inc. (TSX: MRE) is a leader in the development and production of quality metal parts, assemblies and modules, fluid management systems and complex aluminum products with a primary focus on the industry. automobile. Martinrea operates in 57 sites in Canada, United States, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Slovakia, Spain, China, South Africa and Japan. Martinrea’s vision is to improve lives by being the best possible supplier in the products we make and the services we provide. For more information on Martinrea, please visit www.martinrea.com. Follow Martinrea on Twitter and Facebook.

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