Frankfort Personal Protection Equipment Company expanding at an incredible rate

New York State has awarded Genesis Disposables a $400,000 grant to promote domestic manufacturing of critical medical supplies.

Posted: Feb 4, 2021 5:46 PM

The demand for Personal Protection Equipment or PPE is growing with the spread of COVID-19, but Genesis Disposables owner Alfredo Zennamo says it’s not just the spread of germs health experts are concerned about.

"To kill the virus takes such harsh chemicals. Those harsh chemicals end up in the water supply, so a lot of these hospitals now are turning toward disposable, and we’re seeing a huge uptick in that area."

The uptick is driving this PPE company to hire more employees and ramp up production. Frank Mutolo is the Director of Business Development and Commercial Operations. He says they’re hoping to go from 30 employees to roughly 100 by the end of the year.

"You just need to be hard working, driven, and ready to jump into a fast-paced environment because we’re going full speed. We have to make sure that we get this product out where it needs to be."

Genesis Disposables makes isolation gowns, however they do not make masks because the market is already oversaturated with mask manufacturers. Genesis Disposables is able to stay globally competitive by providing fast deliveries to a local market. Alfredo Zennamo explains how they’re also able to manufacture their products using raw materials made right here in the United States. 

"Pre-COVID the Chinese came in and bought a lot of the factories that made the materials, and controlled the market, and when COVID hit here they jacked their prices up to the moon. So we’re actually lower than the Chinese on price now, and our quality is, I believe, much higher."

The company is looking for a larger location to expand, but insists on staying here in the Mohawk Valley.

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