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United States Mask is Bringing PPE Manufacturing Back to America

/ Dec 15

In a time when the majority of personal protective equipment is made overseas — most notably in China — and U.S. supplies are in scarce supply, United States Mask is bringing manufacturing of PPE back to America, increasing both its trustworthiness and availability. The Fort Worth-based company, founded by John Bielamowicz and David Baillargeon, has created the 1836 — an N95 respirator certified by the CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

The product is sourced and made exclusively in the United States, using state-of-the-art technology and custom machinery.

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Fort Worth Startup Launches Production of U.S.-Made N95 Masks

Scott Nishimura / Dec 31

Partners John Bielamowicz and David Baillargeon started the company in April, after hearing of shortages of imported personal protective gear for healthcare workers. 

The two opted to produce N95 masks, for their close fit on the face and high filtration, made in the United States of materials obtained from within the country. Their aim: to help avert the need to import critically needed PPE and prevent supply chain disruptions in the future. The strategy meant months in materials procurement, design, and testing to win CDC clearance.“

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In three days, life in a new Fort Worth mask company shifted from no business to complete sellout

Dave Lieber / Jan 29

Co-owners sold more than a quarter-million N95 masks. They slept in the factory to ship orders 24/7. In a matter of days they sold a quarter-million N95 masks across the nation. Last week, The Watchdog told you the story of United States Mask Co. of Fort Worth... Two men pumped their life savings into building from scratch a factory that makes certified N95 masks, the kind you want but can’t find easily online because scammers have made it difficult. 

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Looking for Made in USA N95 Masks? Here Are 10+ American-Made Options

Elizabeth Brotherton-Bunch / Feb 12

Thanks to the Alliance of American Manufacturing for featuring USM in their blog! United States Mask’s N95s are perfect for woodworkers, those in construction and other industrial professions. Whatever the demand, we’ve got the supply!

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Can't Find an N95 Mask? This Company Has 30 Million That It Can't Sell. 

Andrew Jacobs | Feb 10

“We got into this business because we were troubled by America’s dependence on foreign manufacturing and wanted to do something about it,” said Mr. Bielamowicz

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U.S. Mask Company in Arlington battles China with a new invention, a high-quality face mask for kids

Dave Lieber / Oct 21

If you do a web search for masks for children, a lot of products come up, but they are mostly either small adult masks repackaged and claiming to fit children, or they are neck gaiters, those scarf-like masks that provide minimal protection.

Adult-sized masks don't provide a tight seal for children. Sometimes they can reach up to a child's eyes. So we decided to build an N95-type mask that fits ages 4 and up. And we vowed to make it the highest quality they could. 

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