Sask. First Nations company creating barriers to fight COVID-19 spread in classrooms – CBC

Sask. First Nations company creating barriers to fight COVID-19 spread in classrooms – CBC

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 2020108 Views

Pro Metal Industries Ltd. is manufacturing Plexiglas desk shields nicknamed ‘sugar cubes’ by one administrator

Aug 14, 2020

A metal fabrication company in Regina is fast-tracking the production of Plexiglas desk shields and sanitation stations to meet the demand from schools that want to find creative ways to keep students and staff safe at schools this fall.

Pro Metal Industries Ltd., owned by Pasqua First Nation, manufactures products for gas, mining, agriculture and more. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the company has shifted to creating personal protective equipment (PPE).

In early June, Pro Metal partnered with the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations to create hundreds of thousands of face masks and gloves, 2,000 face shields and isolation gowns for front-line workers in First Nations communities.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/first-nations-company-creating-barriers-to-fight-covid-19-1.5684761

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