AUGUSTA, GA—The Medicom Group will expand its U.S. mask manufacturing operations by adding a second factory with triple the square footage of its existing United Medical Enterprise facility here.

The new production facility, also located in the Augusta region, will accommodate new state-of-the-art surgical and N95-type mask production equipment with updated technology. Several new machines are already on site and more are due to arrive in the coming weeks. The additional manufacturing capacity will allow Medicom to increase supply of medical-grade masks and N95-type respirators for the U.S. market during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and help ensure that the U.S. is well-equipped to meet future needs.

“Medicom has been a trusted name in personal protective equipment for over 32 years,” says Guillaume Laverdure, Medicom president and global chief operating officer. “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.”

In addition to the new U.S. site, Medicom has added factories in Singapore, France, the U.K. and Canada over the last several months. It has also added capacity at established factories in France, China and Taiwan.