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MASWM Newsletter January 2015

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ABILITYONE SUPPORTS EFFORTS TO FIGHT EBOLA

In supporting Federal Government customers, AbilityOne employees have contributed to humanitarian assistance
efforts in response to national and international emergencies through out the year.
The most recent example is manufacturing products in support of efforts to contain Ebola.

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, PA., reached out to AbilityOne in October of 2014
to determine which products needed to support the Ebola effort could be procured through AbilityOne. One of the items that was indentified, was the "Impermeable Rubber Utility Apron" produced by
Web-Co Custom Industries of Marshfield, MO. The utility apron will be used in support of
Operation United Assistance, the Defense Department operation supporting the U.S. Agency for International Development-led effort to contain Ebola in Western Africa.

The utility apron, which has been protecting mechanics and laboratory technicians when working with chemicals since the early 1990s, is an impermeable, tear restistant apron made of polyester yarn and coated with vulcanized rubber.
DLA Troop Support ordered 85,000 of these aprons, a significant increase from typical production of about 5,000 per year.
The contract typically employs eight people with significant disabilities and ramp-up production will employ an additional 10-12 individuals.
Web-Co Custom Industries started production in November of 2014 and will ship the aprons through July 2015.

Web-Co Custom Industries is a member and manufacturer for AbilityOne, through Source America.

Historically, AbilityOne Network members have provided much-needed supplies, helped with clean up and rallied to support customers through out natural disasters within the United States, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and fires.
AbilityOne employees also provided contact center support, and collected and donated supplies
following international disasters such as the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and the earthquake and tsunami in Japan the following year.


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