COLUMBUS, Ohio—Recently formed American Nitrile L.L.C. has seen its path clear to complete development of a nitrile glove manufacturing plant in nearby Grove City, Ohio.
Founded by Jacob Block, CEO of the company, in January 2021, the firm recently entered a strategic agreement with Orion Infrastructure Capital under which Orion will provide $105 million in debt financing needed to add production lines and complete remaining work on supporting infrastructure at the refurbished 530,000-sq.-ft. factory.
American Nitrile began work on the plant, a former warehouse, last August and expects to complete the project and begin manufacturing nitrile gloves this July, the 29-year old Block said.
He added that the site will operate 12 high-speed production lines at the plant with a capacity to produce 3.6 billion medical and non-medical groves per year when the facility is fully operational.
About six production lines will be operating this year and another six will come on line in 2023.
Approximately 400 employees are expected to be hired at the factory when it's at full capacity, he said, adding that medical and non-medical latex-free gloves manufactured at the Grove City plant will be earmarked primarily for the health care, government and industrial sectors.