Bloomberg Law
Dec. 18, 2020, 10:15 PM

U.S. Plans Half-Billion Dollar Investment in Glove Production

Shira Stein
Shira Stein

The Department of Health and Human Services plans to announce a half-billion dollar investment in the domestic production of nitrile gloves in the coming weeks, a top Trump administration official said during a tour of a national stockpile warehouse Friday.

The contracts are in the process of being completed and will include investing in the domestic manufacturing of the raw material for nitrile gloves, which don’t have a U.S.-based producer, said Paul Mango, the HHS deputy chief of staff for policy.

Doctors and nurses use the gloves for a wide array of routine medical procedures. For safety, they change gloves ...

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