N95 Mask Manufacturing Company Bringing 220 New Jobs To Middle Tennessee

By Jason Hall

September 29, 2020

A Culver, California based N95 mask manufacturer is opening new operations in Lebanon, which is expected to create 220 jobs in Middle Tennessee.

Governor Bill Lee announced a $25 million investment by Moldex-Metric, Inc. to open up shot in Lebanon over the next three years during a press conference on Tuesday, FOX 17 News reports.

“Tennessee’s economic recovery is fueled by companies that choose to do business in our state," Gov. Bill Lee said. "As we continue to navigate through these unprecedented times, I am especially proud to welcome a company that is directly focused on fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. I appreciate Moldex for choosing Tennessee and for creating more than 200 jobs in Wilson County.”

Moldex is the second largest manufacturer of N95 respirators in North America and has expanded its PPE capacity to meet the high demand needed amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, FOX 17 News reports. The company announced it plans to donate 50,000 masks to first responders in Wilson County.

Moldex president and CEO Mark Magidson said the state of Tennessee "provided unique advantages to accomplish our expansion plans" as the company searched for a suitable site for expansion. Magidson also noted that adding a distribution facility in Lebanon will place products produced closer to customers in the Volunteer State.

"We look forward to our partnership with the State of Tennessee, TNECD and the Lebanon community,” Magidson said.

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