Minister of Finance meets with Northumberland.io Production Lead, Colin Slade

On Friday, MPP David Piccini and Northumberland CFDC Executive Director Wendy Curtis welcomed Ontario’s Minister of Finance, the Hon. Rod Phillips, to Venture13, where Northumberland.io Production Lead Colin Slade demoed our face shields and production process for the Minister.

And MPP Piccini posted the following to Facebook:

We were proud to feature the Ontario spirit and the power of community innovation, of volunteers, Northumberland makers and the leadership of our local manufacturers.

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