ANNOUNCEMENT 21 Jun 2021

In June 2021, the Department of Defense (DOD) awarded a USD 96.1 million contract to United Safety Technology, Inc. to increase the domestic production of nitrile gloves.

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U.S. Department of Defense, Immediate Release, “DOD Awards $96.1 Million Contract to United Safety Technology, Inc. to Increase Domestic Production Capacity of Nitrile Gloves”. Available at: https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Releases/Release/Article/2665215/dod-awards-961-million-contract-to-united-safety-technology-inc-to-increase-dom/

Inception date: 21 Jun 2021 | Removal date: open ended

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On 21 June 2021, the Department of Defense (DOD) of the United States, announced awarding of a USD 96.1 million contract to United Safety Technology, Inc. to increase the domestic production of nitrile gloves. The contract, which is awarded in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will allow Showa to increase its production capacity of nitrile gloves by 216 million gloves per month by February 2023.

This award is funded by HHS’ Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act to support industrial base expansion for critical medical resources.

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