Advocating to have the purchase of Ohio-made PPE be Ohio's preferred and only source of PPE.
U.S. Army Pvt. Jason Mullins, a Soldier assigned to the Ohio National Guard loads food into a community member’s vehicle at The Revival Hub in Bryan, Ohio, May 4, 2020.
Ohioians Don't Give Up.
In March of 2020 the world had to shift and work together to help protect the world against Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). In the United States, Ohio lead by example in this fight by being one of the first states to declare a state of emergency and begin state-wide shutdowns to prevent the spread.
After months of operation, and millions of units of PPE produced, Ohio’s PPE manufacturers now face challenges due to competition with Chinese manufacturers who are currently selling masks to Ohio’s hospitals at far lower prices, subsidized by the Chinese government and Ohio/U.S. companies to undercut US-based manufacturers of PPE.
Ohio’s PPE Manufacturers
At a time when global supply chains are fraught with complications, back-ups, and distorted prices,
Ohio PPE manufacturers rose to the challenge of meeting these needs and keeping Ohio safe.
The result of the rigged market changes has had tangible costs for Ohio’s manufacturers,