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Stanfield's reacts to COVID-19 with 'pivot' to medical gowns

Stanfield's reacts to COVID-19 with 'pivot' to medical gowns

A historic Canadian undergarment factory famed for long johns and boxer shorts is about to rapidly reinvent itself as a domestic producer of medical gowns.

Stanfield's Ltd. of Truro, N.S., is among five firms that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday have received letters of intent to manufacture personal protective equipment and clothing for front-line health workers.

Jon Stanfield - By Darren Calabrese, The Globe and Mail - Apr 2020

Prime Minister announces new partnerships with Canadian industries to fight COVID-19

Canadian businesses and manufacturers are stepping up to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government of Canada is working with these companies to ensure our health care workers have the tools they need to care for Canadians across the country.