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Joint Venture To Bring Medical Glove Production, 2,500 Jobs To Virginia

October 8, 2021


A major joint venture has committed to build a manufacturing operation in Wythe County, VA, that projects to employ 2,500 people and produce 60 billion medical gloves a year. The investment comes as Virginia has committed $8.5 million to upgrade infrastructure at Progress Park in Wythe County. The actions would return manufacturing of key personal protective equipment (PPE) onshore to the United States from Asia, after global supply chains were disrupted early in the COVID-19 pandemic. The investment would represent the largest job creation in Southwest Virginia in a generation.

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