PHOENIX — Honeywell is adding manufacturing capabilities in Phoenix to produce N95 face masks in support of the U.S. government’s response to the coronavirus, COVID-19, the company announced in a press release Monday.
The company’s Phoenix expansion will allow Honeywell to produce more than 20 million N95 disposable masks monthly to combat COVID-19 in the U.S. New manufacturing equipment to support the effort will arrive in Phoenix beginning this week.
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.
Honeywell’s production expansion will also support additional American businesses, including industrial equipment providers and raw materials suppliers.
Honeywell engineers and manufactures a variety of products in aerospace, chemicals, supply chains and more.