Hudson Holdings Group today announced it has opened a factory to make up to tens of millions of protective masks a month.
The Piscataway, N.J., site will produce more than 200 jobs, according to the company, which is in partnership on the project with the State of New Jersey.
“Our ultimate goal is to help,” said Hudson Holdings Group founder Jonathan Ho in a news release. “We bring American jobs and innovation to this line of business, from our machines to our quality to our costs. Yet what’s most important to us is a sense of social responsibility. It is at the heart of what we do. Companies must rise to this moment by meeting — and never exploiting — the demand for American-made protective gear in this pandemic.”
Already in production, the new facility is expected to make 90 million masks a month, or about 3 million a day. The site produces the 3-ply masks that are one of the types recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The familiar blue look of the disposable cloth masks come with a patented twist: easy-to-adjust ear loop lengths for a better fit.
In the coming months, Hudson Holdings Group plans to begin manufacturing the N95 respirator masks commonly worn by healthcare professionals. The company also said it is in discussions with a major U.S. retailer to distribute its masks nationally.