Delivering 38 Million Masks Worldwide
July 21, 2021
A Mask from Every Canadian
When our friends at PRIMED — a leading Canadian manufacturer and supplier of personal protective equipment (PPE) — pledged to donate a mask from every Canadian to frontline workers around the world, we stepped up to see the masks safely packed and distributed.
On June 24, Traffic Tech team members in our Mississauga, Ontario facility joined PRIMED, the Ontario Minister of Transport, and GlobalMedic — a charity focused on disaster relief and humanitarian aid — to celebrate the launch of this project in support of ongoing efforts to stamp out COVID-19.
The 38 million masks will be distributed by GlobalMedic to nations in great need of PPE. In Asia, 20 million masks are dedicated to India's continued fight against COVID-19, with other masks going to Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Syria, and Yemen. In the Caribbean and South America, masks will be distributed to the Bahamas, Dominica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Guyana, and more.
"As a global company, we understand the importance of equitably providing resources across borders," said Bill Oliver, President of Traffic Tech, "We're incredibly proud of our Canadian team members who are overseeing the transport of this generous donation of resources."
About Traffic Tech
From our beginnings in 1986, Traffic Tech has grown into one of the World’s leading logistics providers. With our Global headquarters in Chicago, IL, Traffic Tech has built an excellent reputation by using a vast array of resources to match freight needs with carrier availability. We offer a full suite of supply chain and transportation solutions that include all surface transportation services (LTL, FTL, and inter-modal), worldwide international service (Air and Ocean,) distribution, warehousing, freight management and supply chain consulting. Traffic Tech Inc. has expertise in complete logistical solutions at both a tactical and a strategic transportation management level.
About PRIMED Medical Products
Founded in 1995, PRIMED Medical Products is a Canadian manufacturer of medical personal protective equipment. PRIMED manufacturing facilities are ISO certified and undergo regular audits by international regulatory and certification organizations. PRIMED’s high-quality, medical products are used in virtually every hospital across Canada and in healthcare facilities throughout the United States, South America, Europe, Asia, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Their product offering spans medical, surgical and infection control products including, protective apparel and wound care.
GlobalMedic is a registered Canadian charity that runs capacity building programs and provides disaster relief services to large-scale catastrophes around the world. GlobalMedic has responded to 234 disasters in 77 countries, including earthquakes in Ecuador, Haiti, Japan and Nepal; tsunamis in Japan and Sri Lanka; typhoons in the Philippines and Taiwan; hurricanes in Grenada and Guatemala; cyclones in India, Myanmar, Vanuatu and Mozambique; floods in Bangladesh, Mexico and Pakistan; drought and famine in Kenya and Mauritania; epidemics in Liberia and Sierra Leone; and complex emergencies in Gaza, Iraq, Mali, Somalia, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen.