Patriot Medical Devices, a personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturer, celebrated a ribbon cutting at their new facility in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The company plans to hire more than 20 new employees to fill high quality manufacturing jobs as part of the investment.
“We are proud to welcome Patriot Medical Devices to Missouri,” said Missouri Governor Mike Parson. “We greatly appreciate the company’s commitment to keeping citizens safe during COVID-19 and bringing more jobs to the area, especially for our military veterans. We look forward to seeing Patriot Medical Devices grow and create more opportunities in the Cape Girardeau community.”
Patriot Medical Devices launched during the COVID-19 public health emergency in response to the increased need for PPE. Currently, the company is producing disposable 3-ply surgical masks, and they plan to expand and produce N95 masks and other PPE in the near future.
“We are thankful for the support of the State of Missouri and all Missourians in launching our company,” said Tyler Needham, Patriot’s President and Co-Founder. “Patriot is rebuilding America’s medical supply chain right here in Missouri, and we are humbled by the opportunity to provide critically needed PPE to all Americans.”
The founders of Patriot Medical Devices decided to locate the company in Missouri due to the state’s strong business climate. During the hiring process, they are making a concerted effort to hire veterans, and they plan to continue to do so as they grow.
“Even though these are challenging times, there are opportunities for economic growth in Missouri,” Department of Economic Development Director Rob Dixon said. “Patriot Medical Devices is a great example of that by producing PPE locally, while also bringing jobs to our state and supporting our veterans in the workforce.”