Immediate Release

DOD Awards $56 Million Contract to Rhino Health, Inc. to Increase Domestic Production Capacity of Nitrile Gloves

May 18, 2021

On May 18, 2021, the Department of Defense (DOD), on behalf of and in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), awarded a $56 million contract to Rhino Health, Inc. to increase domestic production of nitrile gloves.

This industrial base expansion effort will allow Rhino to increase production capacity of nitrile gloves in Fort Worth, TX, increasing their production capacity to 120 million nitrile gloves per month by November 2022. 

DOD’s Defense Assisted Acquisition Cell (DA2) led this effort in coordination with the Department of the Air Force’s Acquisition COVID-19 Task Force (DAF ACT).  HHS’ Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) funded this effort through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act to support industrial base expansion for critical medical resources.