Web Industries to hire 125 people and invest millions in COVID-19 test production equipment at its Holliston, Mass., plant

June 02, 2020 —Web Industries Inc. has announced plans to hire approximately 125 skilled equipment operators, engineering personnel, bio scientists, quality assurance, purchasing and inventory specialists beginning immediately and continuing over the next three months at its Holliston, Mass., Lateral Flow Diagnostics Center of Excellence. A multi-million dollar investment in lateral flow immunoassay (LFI) product development and production equipment accompanies the hiring initiative.

The job opportunities come at a time when the Eastern Massachusetts region is suffering from employment challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Kevin Young, Web Industries vice president of the company’s Medical device manufacturing business, the decision to expand the plant’s human and physical resources is in response to burgeoning needs for COVID-19 test devices.

“The availability of COVID-19 tests is critical now because industry and governmental agencies need them to get the economy opened up and put healthy people back to work,” Young says. “The federal government estimates needs for about 1 million tests per day. Web has advanced manufacturing capabilities that will play a critical role in meeting that demand.”

Although the Holliston-based Center of Excellence has produced billions of medical and life science tests over the past 20 years, additional capacity and people are needed to achieve the scale necessary for current and future test production needs. Young notes that Web Industries is currently working with a number of companies that have developed COVID-19 tests and which are close to receiving FDA EUA (Emergency Use Authorization).

“We’ll be saving lives with the COVID-19 tests,” Young says. “We are investing millions in highly automated equipment to produce them. We need skilled people, and we need them now. Look for Web Industries to expedite qualified job seekers into its workforce.”

Web Industries is an employee-owned precision formatter of flexible materials and provider of contract manufacturing services. Web’s highly engaged employee-owners enjoy safe and healthy working environments and have the opportunity to build their own future while contributing to the success of the company. Web offers comprehensive training assistance programs and competitive benefits that include premium health coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, complete wellness and employee assistance programs, 401(k) retirement savings, an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), year-end bonuses, and more. Interested persons should visit www.webindustries.com/careers/ for more information.

About Web Industries
A 100% employee-owned company, Web Industries, Inc., is one of the largest and most diverse providers of precision converting and outsource manufacturing. We help customers in the Aerospace, Medical, Personal & Home Care, and Industrial markets bridge their capability gaps and accelerate their go-to-market success by leveraging close, trust-based relationships to develop ingenious solutions precisely tailored to their needs. From project inception through commercialization, Web offers creative problem-solving backed by deep technical and operational expertise.

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