EUFAULA, Ala.—An Alabama-based rubber manufacturer is set to expand its latex production and hire up to 400 new employees in the coming months.
Medical Industries of the Americas began production in August after a long-delayed plant opening in Eufaula.
The facility has capacity for about 9 million latex gloves per month, and three more machines will be added in the months ahead, helping to drive demand for the new jobs.
MI Americas largely will manufacture latex gloves, hot and cold packs and condoms at the Eufaula Industrial Park.
The new production jobs needed are expected to pay a starting wage of $14 an hour, nearly double Alabama's minimum wage.
MI Americas is a research and development company that manufactures medical, surgical and personal protective equipment. Its products also include thermal packs, episiotomy pads, infant thermal transport mattresses and other goods. Founded in 1965 in Connecticut and currently led by CEO David Silver, MI Americas provides a range of consulting services, including manufacturing services, economic evaluations and domestic assembly for private label products.