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Wiikwemkoong celebrates opening of FN95 mask manufacturing plant – Northern Ontario Business

Manitoulin Island plant creates 50 jobs, long-term partnerships with Vaughan medical equipment manufacturer and North Shore distributor

A new manufacturing plant producing FN95 masks is creating 50 jobs for residents and a renewed sense of optimism in Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory.

The community on the eastern end of Manitoulin Island celebrated the official grand opening of the plant on Nov. 26.

A collaboration between Wiikwemkoong, Dent-X Canada, and First Nations Procurement Inc., the facility is the first tenant in the community’s new light industrial park situated on 56.65 hectares just south of the main village.

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