Alabama based HomTex Inc. received $10,572,100 in COVID-19 Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funds to expand operations to Selma in Dallas county to manufacture personal protective equipment (PPE), State Governor Kay Ivey recently announced.
A certified minority-owned business headquartered in Cullman county; the new unit will create 300 to 325 jobs.
“HomTex has made Alabama proud by stepping up during the COVID-19 pandemic to shift their production to create critical PPE supplies,” said Governor Ivey in a statement.
In a corporation with the state of Alabama and Wallace Community College in Selma, HomTex will establish an operation to produce general purpose and FDA-approved Level 1, 2 and 3surgical masks and N95 masks.
Wallace Community College will offer apprenticeship programs that will allow students to help make masks for their region and beyond. HomTex was founded in 1987 by Jerry Wootten in Vinemont. This fall, it secured a contract to provide protective face masks to the federal agency responsible for the operation of the US Capitol Complex in Washington, DC.