NEWMARKET, Ontario—The U.S. government's supply of nitrile gloves is about to get a healthy boost, thanks to a new contract with AirBoss Defense Group.
ADG, the wholly owned subsidiary of AirBoss of America Corp., was awarded a contract for examination gloves—worth up to $576 million—with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.
"Our track record in delivering critical medical equipment and supplies during the most challenging of times, on time and on budget, has once again put us in a position to partner with HHS to supply a critical need," AirBoss CEO Gren Schoch said in a statement.
The gloves delivered by AirBoss are to be used for non-surgical purposes by hospitals and other health care settings. They will be added to the national stockpile and will support state and local efforts to support the public during health emergencies.
AirBoss sees this contract as an affirmation of its ability to deliver survivability and protective solutions on time and on budget. In the last year, the company delivered an aggregate of 150,000 PAPR filters and related accessories, including spare hoods to HHS, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
"AirBoss Defense Group has continually demonstrated its strength as a domestic supplier of PPE designed to protect health care workers, first responders and military personnel against communicable diseases and CBRNE threats," Schoch said. "Our pedigree as a leading survivability solutions provider with global supply chain and logistics management expertise coupled with our decades long experience in providing PPE to government agencies, will continue to put AirBoss in a position to support urgent needs across many of our product lines."
ADG provides military, law enforcement, medical providers, industrial providers and first responders with protective equipment. Its emergency response and PPE is utilized by the U.S. Department of State, Federal Emergency Management Agency and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.