COLUMBUS, Ohio—American Nitrile L.L.C. says it is addressing "the national need for personal protective equipment (PPE) and shortened supply chains" with a new partnership.
The Columbus-based manufacturer of medical and non-medical gloves for the health care, government and industrial sectors is partnering with the Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI) for the distribution of its domestically produced nitrile gloves, the company said in a March 15 news release.
CABVI is a social enterprise that provides vision rehabilitation services to nearly 2,000 individuals with vision loss across 10 counties of Central New York. It also employs over 100 people who are legally blind or visually impaired.
The enterprise will distribute the gloves to more than 400 U.S. airports through an AbilityOne contract.
The Transportation Security Administration of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security approved the gloves through this AbilityOne contract to employ people who are blind or have significant disabilities, American Nitrile said.
The contract also is to comply with the Make PPE in America Act, which requires procurement contracts for PPE to be long term and for domestically produced PPE.