‘Ramping up production’: Province invests $850,000 in Oakville manufacturer to help fight coronavirus

Randy Pilon, founder of Virox Technologies Inc., is pleased about a major investment that will allow his company to boost disinfectants production. – Oakville Chamber of Commerce photo


The Ontario government is providing $850,000 to an Oakville manufacturer to help that company increase production of disinfectants needed to fight the spread of the coronavirus.

Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, recently announced that Virox Technologies Inc., would be the first company to receive an investment from the Ontario Together Fund.

The money will allow Virox to double its production of disinfectants and create more jobs.

“We are looking for the best and brightest in the province to step up and provide critical goods and services in our effort to stop the spread of COVID-19,” said Fedeli, in a press release.

“I am pleased to see an innovative disinfectant company like Virox Technologies come forward and use its made-in Ontario advanced technology to help keep our front-line workers and communities safe.”

In a speech at Queen’s Park, Ontario Premier Doug Ford noted Virox had created a disinfectant, which kills coronavirus within 30 seconds on any surface.

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