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Nephron Offers Look Inside Nitrile Glove Plant, Set to Begin Production in December

October 12, 2022

By Jordan Lawrence
jordan@lexingtonchronicle.com
Nephron Pharmaceuticals hosted a Manufacturing Day event Oct. 7, offering local elementary and high school students a preview of what a job in manufacturing could do for them and a look at the progress on its 400,000-square-foot nitrile glove plant.

For the second straight year, Creators Wanted, a traveling escape-room-style exhibit looking to attract people entering the workforce to consider manufacturing, stopped at the company’s West Columbia headquarters. This time, it did so in the parking lot of Nephron Nitrile, which should soon start producing a lot of the protective gloves used to handle hazardous substances.

During a media tour of the facility, Nephron CEO Lou Kennedy — wearing a cowboy-style hardhat emblazoned with the logo of her alma mater, the University of South Carolina — said the plant’s first line, a short segment of which was installed in the last five or six weeks, will be finished by Nov. 7, with the company beginning to sell gloves produced at the facility by Dec. 1.

Read the entire story from the Lexington County Chronicle here.