Honeywell (NYSE: HON), a US aerospace company, has announced it is adding manufacturing capabilities at its aerospace site in Phoenix to expand production of N95 face masks that offer protection against COVID-19, the company said.
The company´s Phoenix expansion, added to new production in Rhode Island, will allow Honeywell to produce more than 20m N95 disposable masks monthly to combat COVID-19.
Honeywell anticipates that the new mask production line in Phoenix will create more than 500 new jobs in Arizona. The company has already begun recruiting, hiring and training manufacturing workers on the site. Today´s announcement brings the total number of US jobs created by Honeywell´s new mask manufacturing capabilities to more than 1,000.
The N95 face masks will be delivered to the US Department of Health and Human Services to contribute to the American stockpile for use to support health, safety and emergency response workers.
Honeywell´s production expansion will also support additional American businesses, including industrial equipment providers and raw materials suppliers. The company is collaborating with state and local officials to ramp up production efforts and support hiring and training.
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