Gloveworks Is the Solution for Industrial Hand Protection

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If there was ever an industry that demanded making hand protection a priority, it is manufacturing.

From working with machinery to encountering chemicals and hazardous materials to protecting products from contamination, gloves factor into just about any scenario that involves making things. Many jobs require specialty protection like extra-thick neoprene, cut-proof, or “armored” and padded work gloves, but just about everyone needs some degree of hand safety.

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Automotive Hand Protection Begins, Ends With Gloveworks

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Of all the hands AMMEX has protected across countless industries during its 35 years in business, automotive service and repair is where we thrive.

Our nitrile disposable gloves set the industry standard well more than a decade ago. Since then we have become the leading independent distributor of single-use gloves in North America. Our Gloveworks brand is synonymous with top-quality hand protection, and our service is renowned for helping customers find the right glove for the job, every time.

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5 Questions About Fentanyl Protection and Disposable Gloves

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    1. What is fentanyl?

Fentanyl—a synthetic opioid pain reliever—is 50-100 times more potent than morphine and 30-50 times more potent than heroin. Fentanyl can be up to 100 times stronger than morphine. Illegal, synthetic versions of the drug lead to overdoses and expose first responders and law enforcement in the line of duty.

Often distributed clandestinely in other street drugs, fentanyl can lead to overdose deaths and serious health problems. In 2021, more than 71,000 people died of synthetic opioid overdoses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up from 58,000 in 2020. Fentanyl overdoses are among the leading causes of death in the country for people ages 18 to 45.

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AMMEX’s 99% Fill Rate on Core Products Protects Customers

Cases of gloves line an aisle in a warehouse.

There is nothing worse than when you and your customers are waiting on products. Not only is it aggravating and heartburn-inducing, but it also can damage your business relationships.

Don’t put yourself through the headaches of wondering when your shipments are going to arrive. If you use vendors that are not well-connected with a network of factories, it can cause problems for keeping your customers supplied.

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Schematic Floor Plans Can Help Make Glove Sales More Visual, Engaging

Food processor wearing nitrile gloves makes bread.

AMMEX has been selling disposable gloves for 35 years. Questions come up daily about how we help customers find the right gloves for their jobs.

Let’s face it: Disposable gloves are out of the ordinary compared with the staples that industrial distributors carry. We know how surprisingly challenging gloves can be to sell effectively; they have specific attributes and target specific needs, and there can be a learning curve in getting all the details just right. We have many tools that answer many glove questions for you. So instead of researching product specifics, you can focus on pitching, prospecting, and closing.

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Gloves’ Journey to U.S. Markets Begins Half a World Away

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International shipping is another cost variable that exerts outsized influence on the price of disposable gloves.

Ocean freight rates in 2023 have been on a steady decline for shipping containers from SE Asia to U.S. West Coast ports. Experts fear transport companies will try to force up prices by making fewer voyages and leaving containers behind, delaying the delivery of goods.

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Why Work With AMMEX? It’s in Your Best Interest

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We often have conversations about this question with customers and partners, and while the precise answer may vary, we aim to keep it simple: We help our customers buy the right disposable glove for the job. And we effectively reduce risk with expert services and tools.

Since the company’s founding in 1988—yes, in March we’re coming up on 35 years in business—we’ve been helping our clients with all aspects of global procurement, supply chain, and operations to ensure quality and efficiency in the single-use glove market.

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