Release
Immediate Release

DOD Awards $13.1 Million Contract to Renco Corporation to Increase Domestic Production Capacity of Nitrile Gloves

May 26, 2021

On May 26, 2021, the Department of Defense (DOD), on behalf of and in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), awarded a $13.1 million contract to Renco Corporation to increase domestic production capacity of nitrile gloves.

This industrial base expansion effort will allow Renco to increase production capacity of nitrile gloves in Colebrook, NH, standing up two high-speed dip lines (glove manufacturing equipment lines) and six additional Standard Indexing (traditional) dip lines. This effort will increase nitrile glove production by 45.8 million gloves per month by July 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.