Governor Larry Hogan – Official Website of the Governor of Maryland
Production of nitrile gloves at Baltimore County facilities to increase healthcare supply chain resilience and create more than 2,000 jobs in Maryland
Annapolis, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today announced a major investment in medical manufacturing at Tradepoint Atlantic, as United Safety Technology, Inc. (UST) announced plans for a new $350 million manufacturing facility to produce essential medical supplies. The project is expected to create more than 2,000 new jobs in Maryland.
“Our administration’s goal has been to make Maryland open for business, grow new businesses and jobs across the state, and a major national survey recently named Maryland a the most improved state for business in America,” Governor Hogan said. “Today, we continue to cement this job- and business-friendly environment and ensure that Maryland continues to be a prime location for economic growth, manufacturing and innovation. Thank you once again to everyone at UST and Tradepoint Atlantic, and congratulations to everyone who helped make this exciting announcement possible.
UST will use 735,000 square feet of warehouse space for a new medical manufacturing facility that will have the capacity to produce 375 million units of medical-grade nitrile exam gloves per month, with initial production to begin on the first quarter of 2023. synthetic nitrile disposable gloves have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tradepoint Atlantic has transformed Sparrows Point into one of North America’s most strategic and versatile commercial gateways and has bolstered the revitalization of Baltimore and the entire state, bringing more than 10,000 jobs back to the region as well as billions of dollars in economic benefits. In August 2021, the Governor celebrated a transformative partnership between US Wind and Tradepoint Atlantic to expand offshore wind energy development in Maryland, and in February the Governor marked the opening of a new BMW Distribution Center of 35 acres.