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Ross County Tent Manufacturer Shifts to Making COVID PPE with $20,000 Grant from Fluor-BWXT (FBP)
Ross County, Ohio- Ross County’s Aadvantage Tent Fittings is finding new ways to expand during the COVID crisis, and a $20,000 grant from Fluor-BWXT (FBP) and the Joint Economic Development Initiative of Southern Ohio (JEDISO) is helping them meet that demand.
The grant was used to purchase a new high-volume vinyl cutting machine so the company can build portable vinyl tent walls. The walls can used in a variety of indoor settings and are light- weight and easy to move – providing a barrier for protection against the spread of the disease. With the new machine, Aadvantage can manufacture up to 150 of the vinyl walls per day.
“Local manufacturers, like Aadvantage Tent, are finding new ways to meet the needs presented by this global pandemic,” said JD Dowell, FBP Site Project Director. “By providing these grants we can work with companies to help turn their ideas into reality, and grow their workforce and the local economy.”
Significant economic investments like these are being made in the region through FBP’s partnership with JEDISO, with the goal to create and retain jobs for a sustainable and strong economy in Pike, Scioto, Ross, and Jackson counties.