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Canadians Standing Up to COVID – Ep. 09: Ideal Industries Canada

May 25, 2020 | By Anthony Capkun

May 26, 2020 – In this episode of “Canadians Standing Up to COVID”, Anthony Capkun is joined by Ben Parcero, operations manager with Ideal Industries (Canada) Corp. in Ajax, Ont. Like other providers of goods for essential workers—like electricians—Ideal’s facility in Ajax, Ont., remained an active workplace when the COVID crisis began.

Besides making sure they and the remaining Ideal family stayed safe, the folks in Ajax felt like they could be doing more. Ben Parcero, operations manager, explains how an idea for making face shields—which started organically in the plant—was embraced by the entire operation, and extended outside their walls into the community.

“We wanted to reach out to the community and see how we could do some good, helping others out as we all struggle through this,” says Ben. “If we can help out, we’re going to.”


Are you a member of Canada’s electrical community and doing something to help Canadians stand up to COVID? Tell me your story! Email Anthony at acapkun@ebmag.com.

Ben also wanted to give a shout out to CYL Printing who, at no cost, made stickers for covering up the staples in the face shields, and Pack Pro Inc., who provided packaging for deliveries. Photos & B-roll courtesy Ben Parcero and Ideal Industries (Canada) Corp.

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