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Domestic manufacturing delivers innovation and supply chain resiliency for aptitude members

With supply assurance and resiliency remaining a top priority for healthcare leaders, our team is diligently adding new products and suppliers to our online contracting platform to meet these evolving needs.  The post-pandemic economy continues to struggle with disruptions and challenges on multiple fronts, driving demand for domestically manufactured goods.

In January, aptitude partnered with American Nitrile, based in Columbus, OH to provide members access to premium quality, American-made, chemo & fentanyl-rated nitrile gloves.

“We are proud to bring nitrile glove manufacturing and jobs back to the state of Ohio,” said Jacob Block, chief executive officer for American Nitrile. “The shift in glove imports from Malaysia to China has highlighted that the US glove supply chain is more at risk now than before the COVID pandemic, and we are doing our part to improve resiliency for the healthcare industry through this tremendous partnership with aptitude.”

American Nitrile, along with its raw material suppliers, have developed a supply chain resiliency program aimed at building domestic inventory. This will allow health systems to own dedicated capacity in a domestic production facility with zero forward investment. American Nitrile is operational and currently scaling production capacity to 12 high-speed lines capable of manufacturing 3.6 billion gloves annually.

“We are on a mission to manufacture the highest quality nitrile medical & industrial gloves on the market today,” continued Block. “By onshoring this critical supply chain through state-of-the-art manufacturing and automation, our American-made gloves deliver improved overall feel and performance, while providing superior protection with a special focus on front-line healthcare workers.”

The company is also developing innovative products – including a new nitrile glove, available later this year, that will improve the safety and productivity of clinicians.

“Working with American Nitrile will allow members to source domestically made gloves that will support providers’ resiliency strategies,” said Bryan Grossman, senior vice president of strategic supplier performance and category management. “Looking ahead at their innovative approach to both manufacturing and product development, I am confident that this new aptitude supplier will bring value to our members.”

To learn more about American Nitrile and their line of exam gloves please reach out to your aptitude representative.



American Nitrile is a Columbus, OH based manufacturer of nitrile gloves. The company includes a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility with 12 lines of high-speed production, capable of producing 3.6 billion gloves at scale. American Nitrile brings together expertise across manufacturing, supply chain & logistics, and distribution, to address resiliency in a critical PPE category. To learn more, please email or visit

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