HTI Plastics created face masks for employees and their families to protect them from COVID-19.

Lincoln, NE – HTI Plastics created face masks for employees and their families to protect them from COVID-19. In the fight to stop the spread of the COVID-19, face masks became of top necessity to protect our employees and to continue operating during the pandemic.

Like many other businesses deemed essential to stay open during the pandemic, HTI faced difficulty finding masks for all the employees that kept the operations running. That is when our team of engineers and tools makers jumped into action. They quickly designed and made a tool for a reusable face mask with a replaceable filter. Our production and set up team also played a significant role in getting the tool tested quickly for production.


“Our engineering, tool room, and production teams worked hard to get these tools into production quickly,” said Chris Reed, Director of Engineering at HTI Plastics. “Engineering had the design done within a matter of days. The tool room jumped right in to machining the tools and had the initial tools done within two weeks.  We found that a quick adjustment to the design was needed, and the tool room turned around another insert within two days. The Production group broke into their busy schedule to make sure we could run the tools. It was a great job by everyone.”

After the masks were ready, a team put together some “Face-masks kits.” These kits come in blue or red, with a large and small size mask, some filter material, strings to make ear loops, and detailed instructions on how to assemble.

“Our employees’ safety and well-being are our top priorities. With HTI being a critical company to run, due to our product lines, our employees’ hard work allows our company to stay open and meet our customers’ needs,” said Troy Just, President at HTI Plastics. “Everyone has worked extremely hard during these trying times, and I am thankful for everything they have done and continue to do.”

We have not produced these for retail sale. The masks are only for our employees and their families. We understand that our responsibility to protect our employees does not stop at the end of their shift, we also want to take care of them and their families outside, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 


Since 1985, HTI Plastics has provided high-quality injection-molded plastic parts to customers in the U.S. and overseas, with a strong focus on both responsive expertise and exceptional value. HTI’s knowledgeable team is dedicated to working in partnership with customers to provide innovative solutions and timely deliveries in an atmosphere of continuous improvement. For more information, visit


The corporation was founded in 1993, has three divisions with plastic manufacturing capabilities in blow-molding, injection molding and profile extrusion. PCE, Inc. does business in six continents with solutions for every size of company.


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