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DOD Awards $96.1 Million Contract to United Safety Technology, Inc. to Increase Domestic Production Capacity of Nitrile Gloves

June 21, 2021

On June 21, 2021, the Department of Defense (DOD), on behalf of and in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), awarded a $96.1 million contract to United Safety Technology, Inc., to increase domestic production of nitrile gloves.

This industrial base expansion effort will allow United Safety Technology to increase production capacity of nitrile gloves by 216 million gloves per month by February 2023. 

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.