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SHOWA, a fully integrated manufacturer of protective gloves for industrial and household use located in Menlo, GA, and the Utica, NY-based Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired manufacturing division recently announced a strategic partnership to meet current and future critical supply needs for protective gloves. SHOWA is the only U.S. manufacturer of single-use, nitrile protective gloves, and now has the production capacity to meet a five-year nitrile glove supply need. In a July 22 press release, CABVI President and CEO Ed Welsh said: “Nearly half of our employees are legally blind or visually impaired, a historically underserved segment of the workforce that has been particularly hard hit by the economic fallout from COVID-19. Through this partnership with SHOWA … we can serve the dual purpose of supporting our customers’ efforts to protect the health of frontline workers and citizens, while ensuring we can retain and produce jobs for the communities we serve, by packaging and distributing the SHOWA gloves we sell.”

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