COVID-19: Calgary company builds ICUs, vaccination pods to ship around the world

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Pivoting during the COVID-19 pandemic is a matter of survival for so many Canadian companies, and for one Calgary business, the pivot is helping people around the world survive the pandemic.

The people at Falkbuilt are old hands at turning out pre-made components to be assembled onsite for commercial clients.

Since COVID-19 hit, they’ve been busy with more health-care projects, shipping kits that become intensive care unit rooms to hospitals as far away as the Middle East.

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“The Kuwait Cancer Centre — a large order there that we’re doing,” Falkbuilt company founder Mogens Smed said.

“Like what we did up at the Lougheed Hospital (in Calgary), we put 63 temporary ICUs in. We just did a hospital, 20 rooms in Montreal.”

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And with countries around the world racing to vaccinate, Falkbuilt is now shifting to meet a new pandemic demand.

“Vaccination pods,” Smed said…

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