Nephron celebrates arrival of first equipment for Nephron Nitrile line

August 31, 2022

Cayce, SC 08/31/2022 – Flanked by partners, business leaders and public officials, including Governor Henry McMaster and members of Lexington County Council, Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation CEO Lou Kennedy today announced a major milestone for Nephron Nitrile, a plant that will produce American-made, medical-grade first-in-class nitrile gloves.

“We are excited for the arrival of this critical equipment,” said Kennedy. “But, more than that, we are grateful for the partnerships – from South Korea to South Carolina – that have allowed us to make efficient progress over the last year. Now, it is time to start making invaluable gloves right here in Lexington County.

“Nephron Nitrile is a project I have been passionate about because of the positive difference it can make around the state and country,” Kennedy added. “The supply chain disruptions, due to American dependence on foreign sources of PPE, that impacted so many confronting the pandemic underscored the need for companies like ours to step up. We are proud to be able to do it.”

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