PPE now part of product lineup for accessory company

PPE now part of product lineup for accessory company

An industry company that was already in the business of making personal protective equipment has launched PPE for healthcare personnel since the onset of COVID-19. Powersports Business staff reporter Nick Longworth found out how the new products evolved.

From protective vests to masks, gowns and other personal protective equipment (PPE), Tekrider of Minden, Ontario, continues to keep those who enjoy powersports safe to ride another day.

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May 28, 2020 by Steve Brand
Kevin Brand models medical grade surgical gown

Tekrider makes shift to medical clothing

With a military background, Tekrider TekVest owner Steve Brand said he’s been absolutely fine with the logistics of converting from making high-end recreation and sports clothing to medical protective gear.

The Haliburton County company began making products earlier this week, including gowns, masks, booties and bouffants.

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April 19, 2020 by Steve Brand
Tekrider steps up to help COVID-19 with PPE Production

Tekrider steps up to help COVID-19 with PPE Production

Minden Hills company Tekrider has joined the effort to make personal protective equipment, temporarily switching from producing snowmobile and motorcycle body armour to medical gowns and washable cotton face masks.

As Canada’s medical system grapples with the rapid spread of the coronavirus, calls have gone out to the private sector to help out.

However, becoming a PPE producer isn’t always easy. For Tekrider, the challenge was being designated an essential service, which would allow the plant to continue operations.

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February 01, 2016 by Steve Brand