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Moldex-Metric Locates Manufacturing Plant in Lebanon, Tennessee

10/01/2020
Moldex-Metric Inc., an N95 respirator manufacturer, will invest over $25 million to locate new operations in Lebanon, Tennessee. The company plans to create more than 200 jobs in Wilson County over the next three years.

Moldex is expanding its N95 respirator capacity to meet the surge in demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as future market demand. The company plans to retrofit an existing building in Lebanon, which will be its first manufacturing facility in Tennessee. Beyond the capacity increase, Moldex also intends to build an additional distribution center on the 21-acre site.

”Having conducted an exhaustive search for a suitable site, the State of Tennessee provided unique advantages to accomplish our expansion plans and it quickly became clear that Tennessee was the best location for our facility. In addition to expanding our capacity for N95 respirators, adding a distribution facility in Lebanon will place our products closer to many of our customers. We look forward to our partnership with the State of Tennessee, TNECD and the Lebanon community,” Mark Magidson, President/CEO, Moldex-Metric, Inc. said.

“Tennessee’s economic recovery is fueled by companies that choose to do business in our state. As we continue to navigate through these unprecedented times, I am especially proud to welcome a company that is directly focused on fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. I appreciate Moldex for choosing Tennessee and for creating more than 200 jobs in Wilson County,” said Governor Bill Lee.

Headquartered in Culver City, California, Moldex is the second largest manufacturer of N95 respirators in North America and has been manufacturing NIOSH approved respirators and hearing protection products for almost 40 years. Moldex products are made using proprietary technology and have been granted more than 50 patents.

“Over the past three months, Tennessee companies have pledged to create over 3,000 new jobs across the state. We’re pleased that another West Coast company has chosen to locate new operations in the Volunteer State, creating hundreds of family wage jobs in Lebanon. We thank Moldex for selecting our state for this project and look forward to seeing the global impact Moldex will make on the COVID-19 pandemic from its Wilson County facility.” TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe noted.

“TVA and Middle Tennessee Electric congratulate Moldex-Metric Inc.’s decision to locate and create new job opportunities in Wilson County. Helping to foster new jobs and investment is central to TVA’s mission of service and we are proud to partner with the Joint Economic and Community Development Board of Wilson County and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to help further that mission and celebrate Moldex’s business success in the Valley,” said John Bradley, TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development.

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