New Rockland County PPE plant expects to hire 100 employees

A new personal protection equipment plant is opening soon in Rockland County with plans to hire 100 new employees.

A manufacturer called NY Critical Materials just announced plans to open in Pearl River, at the same campus where Pfizer’s successful research for the COVID-19 vaccine took place.

The company received a $750,000 grant from the state to produce safety equipment.

The facility at the New York Center for Innovation plans to make 2 million to 3 million N-95 face masks every day.

It’s expected to be a huge economic and safety boost for the entire Hudson Valley area. “Our unemployment rate really has been coming down quite considerably, and it’s recovering to the pre-pandemic rate, which is 3.5%. We were 6.4% in February and 5.8% in March. This will bring 100 jobs to the area again, helping to keep unemployment low,” says Rockland County Executive Ed Day.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held in the near future.

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