CuVerro Shield used in The Ontario Racquet Club (ORC)

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CuVerro Shield used in The Ontario Racquet Club (ORC)

Nov 09, 2018


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“Staying healthy and fit, and killing germs”

MISSISSAUGA - The Ontario Racquet Club (ORC), one of Canada’s largest fitness facilities, is pleased to announce that we are now the first club in North America to integrate CuVerro ShieldTM by Aereus Technologies, an antimicrobial copper surface technology on the high-touch surfaces in our 150,000 square foot facility, located on 8 acres just outside Toronto. The ORC has treated its high-touch surfaces using CuVerro ShieldTM by Aereus Technologies, a unique, cutting-edge technology, using EPA-registered antimicrobial copper that kills dangerous pathogens such as MRSA, E. coli, and other antibiotic resistant bacteria by a staggering 99.99 per cent. This revolutionary technology has now been used to enhance a number of high-touch surfaces at the ORC such as faucets, fitness equipment, toilet seats, push bars and door handles - to name a few.

The use of CuVerro ShieldTM by Aereus Technologies arguably makes the ORC one of the cleanest, most sanitary facilities for racquet sports, exercise, swimming and, of course, socializing for our members, in Canada.

"This agreement once again puts the ORC on the forefront of the Canadian health and hospitality industry," said Ontario Racquet Club CEO, Jeff McCarrol. "Even with the volume of people we see on a daily basis with over 5,500 members, our members can have peace-of-mind knowing we're taking every precaution to help keep them healthier and happy. We believe in the very near future all fitness manufacturers and health clubs should incorporate CuVerro ShieldTM by Aereus Technologies on all cardio, weight lifting equipment, and other high touch surfaces for the betterment of their members.”

“In using CuVerro ShieldTM by Aereus Technologies, the ORC is taking innovative steps to help fight infectious bacteria and make its members’ protection from dangerous pathogens a top priority,” says Angela Woody, Manager of Growth & Business Development at Olin Brass.


About CuVerro® and Olin Brass

CuVerro® antimicrobial copper is a product offering from Olin Brass, a division of GBC Metals, LLC, which is a key part of Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc. Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc. is a leading, value-added converter, fabricator, processor, and distributor of specialized non-ferrous products in North America. We engage in metal melting and casting, rolling, drawing, extruding, welding, stamping, and coating to fabricate finished and semi-finished alloy products from processed scrap, virgin metals, and other refined metals. Our products include a wide range of sheet, strip, foil, rod, tube, painted and fabricated metal component products. Olin Brass products are used in a variety of applications across diversified markets, including the building and housing, munitions, automotive, transportation, coinage, electronics/electrical components, industrial machinery and equipment and general consumer markets.

For more information visit or contact AE-0005-1810


About Aereus Technologies

Aereus Technologies Inc. is an Ontario, Canada-based manufacturing company, specializing in antimicrobial copper solutions. Through their proprietary process, Aereus creates a thin, solid copper alloy layer that kills harmful bacteria on contact and can be applied to almost any solid surface. Aereus Technologies is also the owner of Interspec Systems Ltd., which manufactures hospital headwalls and accessories at their facility in Rosemont, Ontario and Alspec Industries, an ISO 9001-2000 certified metal fabricator. For more information about Aereus, please visit or contact


About The ORC

Established in 1975, the ORC is one of Canada's largest and most established private family sports clubs. A multi-sport, multipurpose family-friendly facility located on the border of Oakville and Mississauga, the facility covers 150,000 square feet on 8 acres.

ORC is Canada’s leading family health, wellness and sports facility providing over 5500+ members with the finest club experience through exceptional programming, equipment and amenities. Learn more at