The new factory, also in the Augusta area, will accommodate state-of-the-art surgical and N95-type mask production equipment with updated technology, according to Pointe-Claire, Quebec-based Medicom. Several new machines are already on site and more are due to arrive in the coming weeks.
The new U.S. factory is the latest in manufacturing plants for Medicom, which has added factories in Singapore, the UK and Canada, as well as a second factory in France in the last several months. The company already had established factories in France, China and Taiwan.
“Medicom has been a trusted name in personal protective equipment for over 32 years,” said Medicom president and global COO Guillaume Laverdure in a news release. “Diversified supply has been a long-term strategy for Medicom and we are happy to announce that we will be quadrupling our production output in the U.S. to supply products that will help protect healthcare professionals for years to come. We chose to remain in Augusta, Georgia, as we have many long-term employees who have years of mask manufacturing expertise, which will ensure a seamless expansion.”