DOD Awards $56 Million Contract to Rhino Health, Inc. to Increase Domestic Production Capacity of Nitrile Gloves

The Department of Defense (DOD), on May 18, 2021 and on the behalf of and in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), awarded a $56 million contract to Rhino Health, Inc. to increase domestic production of nitrile gloves.

This industrial expansion effort will allow Rhino to increase their production capacity of nitrile gloves in Fort Worth, TX, increasing estimated production capacity to 120 million nitrile gloves per month by November 2022. 

This effort was lead by DOD’s Defense Assisted Acquisition Cell (DA2), 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 the effort through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act, which supports industrial base expansion for critical medical resources.