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Inteplast Group Makes Donation to Ebola Efforts in Africa

Companies mentioned in this article: Inteplast Group

LIVINGSTON, N.J., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inteplast Group is making a donation of two pallets of medical grade exam gloves to help protect healthcare workers in the efforts to stem the Ebola epidemic in Africa. These gloves are part of the portfolio of products offered through the IBS Division of Inteplast Group. This donation is given through MedShare, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving healthcare and the environment through the efficient recovery and redistribution of surplus of medical supplies and equipment to those most in need. In this case the relief efforts in Africa are the recipient.

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Bennett Hellming, General Manager of Inteplast subsidiary, MiniGrip Commercial LLC, initiated the idea for the donation after reading news reports of deaths occurring for lack healthcare workers having gloves. Hellming said, "It was shocking to learn that a basic medical supply such as gloves was preventing healthcare providers from rendering needed aid. I felt our company could certainly do something to help solve this."

The donation consists of 60,000 pairs of gloves and will be included with other items sent by MedShare to boost the aid efforts in east and Central Africa.

About Inteplast Group

Founded in 1991, Inteplast Group is the largest manufacturer of integrated plastics in North America, offering a wide variety of quality products. Headquartered in Livingston, New Jersey, Inteplast Group maintains three divisions -- AmTopp, Integrated Bagging Systems (IBS) and World-Pak -- covering a full range of customer needs. The company recently announced the formation of Inteplast Healthcare a business unit which offers a wide variety of healthcare products ranging from medical specialty bags to extruded plastic items used for patient bedside care.

Inteplast's 525-acre manufacturing facility in Lolita, Texas is supported with the most innovative technology available. State-of-the-art plants have been developed at the site, which are the largest of their kind in the world. Combined capacity of this site alone exceeds one billion pounds of finished goods annually. Inteplast Group and its over 6,000 employees operate 48 manufacturing plants and offices while maintaining 18 warehouses throughout North America. Visit http://www.inteplast.com for more information.

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