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At an Indigenous-owned Thunder Bay factory, a glimpse of what economic reconciliation looks like – The Globe and Mail

The robots are coming – or at least that’s the plan. And Jason Thompson couldn’t be happier about it.

Mr. Thompson, a member of the Red Rock Indian Band, owns Superior Strategies Supply and Service, a Thunder Bay company that recently started manufacturing disposable isolation gowns for health care workers, using four ultrasonic sewing machines from Harbour Technologies. The Windsor, Ont.-based custom manufacturer pivoted to making personal protective equipment in the early days of the pandemic and is working with Mr. Thompson’s firm as a subcontractor.

If all goes as planned in the coming months, Superior Strategies will be equipped with robotic machines similar to equipment Harbour Technologies installed last year at a fully automated plant in Chatham, Ont.

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