West Bridgewater, MA – Fitzemeyer & Tocci Associates (F&T) announced it designed a new N95 mask production facility, located in West Bridgewater. The manufacturing facility enables end-to-end production of up to 180 million medical grade masks per year.
Working with Shawmut Corporation and Fallon Company, F&T provided MEP/FP engineering and construction administration for the fast-paced design and construction of the new non-woven, melt-blown type PPE production facility. Given the shortage of PPE in Massachusetts during the COVID-19 pandemic, the project’s goal was to rapidly create a manufacturing facility capable of producing high quality N95 particulate respirators to help mitigate the country’s shortage of domestic-made PPE.
In partnership with architect Linea 5, Inc. and general contractor AZ Corporation, the project raced from concept to PPE production in just six months. Nearly 70,000sf of industrial space was retrofitted to accommodate the new facility, which includes onsite materials testing lab and state-of the-art diagnostic equipment to enable testing of new manufactured products in-house and foster rapid development and production of future mask products.