Alabama Company, Homtex, Receives FDA Approval For Surgical Masks

CULLMAN, Ala., March 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — HomTex, an Alabama-based, minority-certified textile manufacturer announced today that it received FDA Emergency Use Authorization for its Level 1 Surgical masks, greenlighting their entry into the US government and medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) markets.  HomTex manufactures 3-ply disposable masks and reusable cloth masks, which it supplies to the US Capitol, and soon will produce NIOSH N-95 masks in a new plant in Selma, Alabama.  HomTex is now positioned to have the largest capacity in the US to produce 100 percent made-in-America masks with facilities in Cullman and Mobile, Alabama; Tennessee; South Carolina; and North Carolina.

Jerry Wootten, CEO of HomTex, said “When I say made in America, I mean every component sourced in the US and made in the US.  We believe that ramping up domestic manufacturing of PPE products is a national imperative from a safety, economic, and national security perspective, and HomTex is proud to meet that challenge.”