Local companies awarded nearly $2 million to produce PPE

Three local companies have received funding from New York State to produce supplies and personal protective equipment.

Posted: Jul 31, 2020 1:49 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. – Three local companies have received funding from New York State to produce supplies and personal protective equipment.

Nearly $7 million was distributed to manufacturers across the state as part of this effort to prepare New York for a potential second wave of coronavirus.

Environmental Composites in Utica received $772,259 to produce N95 respirators. This funding will go toward manufacturing more than 6 million products per month, and will create around 50 jobs.

Genesis Disposables in Frankfort were awarded $135,000 to manufacture disposable garments and accessories. The company is aiming to produce 65,000 gowns, and will likely create 20 jobs to complete the work.

HPK Industries in Utica has received $1 million to produce three-ply surgical masks and disposable gowns for various industries. The company will invest more than $6.6 million to create 1 million units and create 30 jobs to expand production.

Nine other companies were also awarded funds in other regions, including CJ Designs, Dellet Industries, Empire Bio Diagnostics Corp., KSL Diagnostics, Print Parts, Rheonix, Shatkin F.I.R.S.T., Starline USA and You First Services.

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