AUSTIN, TX —  Armbrust American recently announced the official opening of its manufacturing facility here, and to ramp up its production to 1.2 million surgical masks per day. The company has plans to scale production to billions annually if needed.
Advanced automation and vertical integration enable Armbrust American to produce these masks cheaper than Chinese suppliers. According to the company, individuals can purchase masks made here only 50 cents each on Armbrust's website, with plans to bring prices down further as production increases.
"Our lab uses automation to turn raw materials into quality surgical masks," the company statement said. "And, because we are so space efficient, we are even prepared to install unused assembly lines for the next potential crisis; making sure that America is never without the protection we need."
Founded in 2020 by Y-Combinator alumni Lloyd Armbrust, Armbrust American's mission is to bring strategic manufacturing back to the US. Lloyd was previously the Founder and CEO of OwnLocal, a company that automates production for 3,500 newspapers worldwide.