By Sarah Klein
A Winnipeg company has picked up a contract to manufacture clothing for the Canadian military.
Peerless Garments Ltd. will produce 36,500 hot weather hybrid shirts for the Canadian Armed Forces personnel.
“Our Government is committed to ensuring that our military spending supports Canadian jobs, and this contract will meet that objective,” said Public Safety Minister Vic Toews on Friday. “This contract will help to create 10 jobs and maintain another 20 here in Winnipeg.”
The $3.4 million contract requires the supplier to use Canadian-made textiles and to manufacture the shirts in Canada.
The supplier can also provide 300 shirts in special sizes as and when required, and has the option to procure a maximum of 50,000 additional shirts over a three-year period.