United Safety Technology Plans Baltimore County, Maryland, Medical Manufacturing Facility
The company plans to renovate more than 735,000 square feet of warehouse space to install and operate advanced production lines to produce medical-grade nitrile exam gloves. UST's new production facility will produce 375 million units per month by the end of Phase 1, with initial production set to begin in the first quarter of 2023.
“This investment will help meet the needs of our nation's healthcare heroes, support the Baltimore community, and strengthen the country,” said Dan Izhaky, CEO, United Safety Technology Inc. “Our facility joins other projects around the country to bolster the resiliency of our healthcare supply chain, ensuring that medical essentials are available, affordable, and accessible no matter what forces or emergencies may influence global markets in the future.”
Investment in a new nitrile glove manufacturing facility is part of UST's multiphase expansion of its production capacity to further its mission to serve the American frontline workers with American-made products. A $96.1 million Department of Defense (DOD) contract accelerated the expansion of UST's production capacity. Made last summer on behalf of and in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the grant is specifically for the domestic expansion of nitrile exam glove manufacturing.
“The focus of our administration has been to make Maryland open for business, to grow new businesses and jobs from one end of the state to the other, and a major national survey recently named Maryland the most improved state for business in America,” said Governor Larry Hogan. "Today we are continuing to cement that pro-jobs, pro-business environment and ensuring that Maryland will continue to be a prime location for economic growth, manufacturing, and innovation. Thank you once again to the entire teams at UST and Tradepoint Atlantic, and congratulations to everyone involved in making this exciting announcement possible.”
“Bringing manufacturing back to America is not just good for business, but as the last two years have taught us, it is critical to our national security,” said Kerry Doyle, Managing Director of Tradepoint Atlantic. “Today, we are celebrating jobs and the expansion of manufacturing at Sparrows Point, but we’re also celebrating the onshoring of PPE manufacturing to the United States. This is a big deal, and we are incredibly proud to be partnering with UST as they create a state-of-the-art medical manufacturing facility producing gloves and PPE for hospitals and long-term care facilities. Our prime location in the Port of Baltimore and our unparalleled access to major rail and highway infrastructure, makes Tradepoint Atlantic the perfect place to facilitate our nation’s growing onshoring manufacturing movement.”
United Safety Technology (UST) was formed in 2020 during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company focused initial production on N95 respirators, and laid the groundwork for expansion into additional personal protective equipment categories. UST is leading the movement to bring the manufacturing of lifesaving PPE products back to the United States.
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