StringKing is directly producing 12 million gowns, while they have partnered with three of the best garment manufacturers In Los Angeles to produce an additional 7 million gowns. In total, these contracts are creating an estimated 800 new jobs In Los Angeles.
StringKing CEO, Jake McCampbell says, "We want to expand the US PPE manufacturing base and reduce America's reliance on other countries in times of emergency. This is the main reason we are partnering with additional manufacturers In Los Angeles. We are providing other companies with the technologies that we've developed and guiding them through the quality control requirements for medical devices."
The contract, for the "lowest price technically acceptable" level 2 or 3 disposable isolation gowns, had 25 awards out of 129 bids. StringKing had the lowest price award with the average award priced 57% higher. If all contracts were awarded at StringKing's price, it would have saved taxpayers an estimated $270 million.