Eclipse Automation donates 100,000 masks to Waterloo businesses – available for curbside pickup beginning April 15

Posted On Wednesday April 14, 2021

Eclipse Automation has donated 100,000 masks to the City of Waterloo to give to small businesses free of charge. The company’s full donation of 1.5 million masks is being distributed through the Business & Economic Support Team of Waterloo (BESTWR) to small business owners across the region. 

Eclipse Automation specializes in building automation systems for some of the largest manufacturers in the world, and last year turned its talents to designing and fabricating face masks at a time when Canada had a critical shortage. The surgical masks are now in ample supply and do a better job of containing the spread of COVID-19. 

“This generous donation helps us get some of the highest level PPE available out to businesses without incurring additional costs,” says Justin McFadden, director of economic development, City of Waterloo. “Each and every support helps our businesses weather these challenging times, with these masks also boosting the various safety measures businesses have already put in place.” 

Eclipse’s ASTM Level 3 surgical masks are available by appointment to Waterloo businesses for curbside pickup at Waterloo City Hall (100 Regina St. S.) outside the former Randstad office starting Thursday, April 15, 2021. Businesses can book their appointments through an online calendar.

Businesses outside of Waterloo can visit the websites of the Greater Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce, Cambridge Chamber of Commerce, or the economic development departments of Kitchener, Cambridge, and the Townships for details on where small businesses can go to receive their masks.


Media contact:

Shelly Reed
Communications consultant


Economic development contact:

Justin McFadden
Director of economic development