‘Probably the most underappreciated critical resource that we have’

The 6,000-square-foot pilot plant in Wooster, Ohio, makes gloves and a variety of other latex and rubber products. This is nothing new in a town and region historically known for rubber manufacturing.

What’s different about the facility is the source of its natural rubber: plants grown in the U.S. rather than the Southeast Asian trees that currently provide all of the world’s supply of natural rubber.

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