MEGlobal donates PPE to local hospital

FORT SASKATCHEWAN – April 24, 2020

Recognizing the importance of proper personal protective equipment (PPE) in the fight against COVID-19, MEGlobal Fort Saskatchewan donated 40 sets of mono goggles to the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital Foundation this week.

Andrew Maile, MEGlobal North America Responsible Care Leader, said MEGlobal evaluated its current inventory and determined that after ensuring an adequate supply for employees, the remaining 40 sets of eye protection could be given to the hospital.

“We all have a role to play in preventing the spread of COVID-19, whether that means staying at home, social distancing, or providing resources to the people who need them,” he said. “If this PPE can prevent one person from catching the virus, that could mean a big impact.”

Laura Houghton, Foundation Administrator for the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital Foundation, said the donation will be put to good use.

“The goggles are especially needed for the nurses that do not wear glasses,” she said. “This helps relieve the burden on AHS financially especially when shortages occur. It also calms and decreases the anxiety levels for our staff knowing they have the protective equipment available to wear.”

She added that not only is the equipment helpful, but it also elevates the morale of the health care staff to know that local businesses appreciate their efforts.

“This donation is very much appreciated by the staff and they feel very grateful that you, the community, are supporting front line workers,” Houghton said.


About MEGlobal:

MEGlobal is a global leader in the manufacture and marketing of ethylene glycol (EG). With a worldwide network, MEGlobal markets its products throughout Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. MEGlobal embraces the principles of Responsible Care®, focusing on the safety of employees, neighbors, communities and the environment in every aspect of its operations. As a subsidiary of EQUATE Petrochemical Company (EQUATE), MEGlobal is part of the EQUATE Group which is the world’s second largest producer of EG. Visit for more information.

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