MediCA Park is the next phase of a new employment development in Oro-Medonte with the focus of bringing economic development and jobs to the Township and County. Adjacent to the Oro Station Automotive Innovation Park and across Line 7 from the Lake Simcoe Regional Airport; the project will focus on non-automotive industrial use with an emphasis on medical and personal protective equipment. As we currently navigate the COVID-19 crisis it has become apparent that Ontario and Canada must bolster its manufacturing capabilities within our borders to ensure sufficient capacity to support our healthcare industry.

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Medical Innovation Park

2020
Mar 17

COVID-19 Declared National Emergency in Canada

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declares COVID-19 a national emergency and announces lockdown measures, including business closure to prevent the spread.

Mar 18

Decision to Develop Face Shield

On March 18th, 2020, Molded Precision Components decided that to contribute to the COVID crisis and to keep business running, they would develop a face shield product. On this day, MPC President David Yeaman reached out to then-customer Sterling Industries to discuss a collaboration between the two companies.

Mar 20

Government Calls On Manufacturers to Fulfill PPE Shortage

As case numbers continued to grow in Canada, there was growing fear amongst the government and healthcare workers regarding the lack of PPE that was available.

Mar 23
Mar 24
Mar 27

Patent Pending for Shield-U Design

Patent Pending for Shield-U Design

About a week after the government called on Canadian manufacturers to re-tool to make PPE, we had designed and patented a PPE face shield called Shield-U. Learn more about Shield-U

Mar 31

NGEN Grant Awarded for Retooling

With a product design established and 3D-printed prototypes in production, we were awarded a $5M grant from Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGEN) along with other Canadian manufacturers to assist with retooling costs.

Apr 05
Apr 15

Purchased Property for Medical Innovation park

Purchased Property for Medical Innovation park

MPC purchased land on 7th Line of Oro-Medonte. The idea is that it would make Canada a self sufficient supplier of medical supplies such as personal protective equipment, personal hygiene products such as hand sanitizer, and even vaccine research, development and production. This was in response to Canada’s lack of..Read More

Apr 19

Government of Canada Places P.O for 15 Million Shield-U Products

The Canadian Government places purchase order for 15 million Shield-U face shields to be used in hospitals and other healthcare settings across Canada. This was the first ever purchase of the Shield-U product.

Apr 24
Apr 28

Ontario Government Orders 11.05M Face Shields

The Ontario government purchases 11.05 Million Shield-U face shields to be used in Ontario hospitals and medical settings.

Apr 30

Alberta Government Places Order for 1 Million Face Shields

The Albertan government purchases 1 Million Shield-U face shields to be used in Alberta hospitals and medical settings.

May 26
May 28

Completed the Transformation of MPC Warehouse into Injection Molding Facility

Completed the Transformation of MPC Warehouse into Injection Molding Facility

Due to the scope of the Shield-U project and the insatiable demand for face shields, we converted our warehouse into an automated injection molding facility adding 6 additional injection molding machines dedicated to face shields.

Aug 10