American Made Face Masks for a Severe Flu Season
Last winter, the influenza virus nearly vanished because of the precautions taken against the Covid-19 virus by wearing masks and social distancing. With the CDC warning of an "early and possible severe flu season," experts predict this year may be different as people return to their normal activities and precautions are relaxed. Some also linked a possible spike to the decline of immunity because of last year's precautions. Federal health officials are worried about the impact the flu coupled with Covid-19 could have on our health systems. "The potential for a 'twindemic' of both widespread flu and Covid-19 cases is at the forefront of local public health officials’ minds as the winter months draw closer." - Michaela Ramm, The Gazette
The facts are the flu and the common cold are extremely contagious. But by embracing the new habits and what we have learned from the Covid-19 outbreak, including newer studies on respiratory virus spread, we can change the trajectory of flu seasons and avoid a "twindemic." Places like school or the office can be a breeding ground for these sicknesses. Protect yourself and those around you this flu season with a face mask like STRONG Procedure Masks.
How Face Masks Work
Face masks help to limit the spread of germs. Coughing, sneezing and even just talking and breathing release tiny drops of germs into the air that may contain a strain of cold or flu. By wearing a face mask, you are reducing the number of germs that you are exposing yourself to as well as limiting your own germs from spreading.
When to Wear
Wear a face mask when you exhibit signs of the flu or cold and will be around other people. Do not show up to work or school if you have a fever. You can also opt to wear a face mask to reduce your exposure to those who are sick around you.
STRONG Procedure Masks
STRONG Procedure Masks are made in the U.S.A. They are lightweight and comfortable while still reducing the spread of and exposure to respiratory germs. These masks have high filtration—their PFE Rating exceeds 99% and their BFE Rating exceeds 99%. They are available in blue.
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Can Quality Kinesiology Tape Also Be Affordable?
Picture it: it’s 2008. The Beijing Olympics have just begun, and viewers at home watch as Olympic athletes stride out covered in brightly colored tapes.
What’s so strange about this tape is that it’s not wrapped around their limbs like athletic tape, but instead it’s stuck onto the wearer in different shapes and patterns. When interviewed, Olympians like Michael Phelps touted the amazing benefits of “kinesiology tape.”
This is how kinesiology tape rose in popularity. Soon after, athletes of all levels began buying the strange new tape.
Unfortunately, kinesiology tape was rather expensive for a long time.
Making Kinesiology Tape More Affordable
Everyone deserves to move and feel better, not just athletes. That’s where OKTape comes in—OKTape’s goal is to make kinesiology tape more accessible and affordable to everyone while still providing the same amazing quality. It is made from the same materials as leading brands but is a fraction of the cost.
Comfortable and lightweight but still extremely adhesive, OKTape classic rolls stick for up to 3 days while pro rolls stick for up to 5. Both are sweatproof to support you no matter what.
Here are some ways that OKTape can help support you:
- Improve posture
- Accelerate muscle recovery
- Reduce swelling
- Provide pain relief from sports injuries like tennis elbow or overworked joints
- Provide pain relief from everyday aches like a stiff neck or menstrual pain
A Kinesiology Tape for All
A kinesiology tape for all, OKTape is available at the STRONG Online Store. Use code FirstTry to get 30% off your kinesiology tape order. Don’t forget that our website offers free shipping for all orders over $30 as well.
Powdered Vs. Powder Free Disposable Gloves
One of the many choices you will be faced with when choosing the disposable gloves for your business is powdered or powder free gloves? Both have their uses and benefits. Let’s look at the difference between the two.
Powdered disposable gloves are convenient for those who require many quick changes in gloves like those working in food prep. The powder, which is often made out of cornstarch, makes it easier to don and remove the gloves. Unfortunately, the powder does leave a bit of a residue wherever is touched, which can cause contamination. The powder on latex gloves can increase risk of allergies as well, making powdered latex gloves a less popular choice.
Powder Free Gloves
As of December 2016, the FDA banned the use of powdered medical/exam grade gloves, so all STRONG medical gloves are powder free. Some food prep is also best done with powder free gloves instead of powdered. If the users are not constantly switching gloves, powder free is the preferred choice to reduce contamination.
Looking for the ideal gloves for your business? Let us help. Contact STRONG Manufacturers at email@example.com or call 716-507-4476, and one of our personalized customer service representatives will learn about your business, your unique needs and work with you to find the best solutions for you.
Latex Gloves Banned in 4 States. What Are Your Alternatives?
On March 1, 2019, Ohio, Connecticut, Oregon and Hawaii officially banned the use of latex gloves in food service operations and retail food establishments. More states are likely to follow suit.
Latex gloves have been the go-to for the food service industry for decades. They’re durable, stretchy, tactile and cost-effective. They also provide great barrier protection. What went wrong?
Why Ban Latex?
According to the American Latex Allergy Association, around 3 million people in the U.S. are allergic to latex. Allergic reactions to latex often include skin rashes and hives. Sometimes the person may experience nasal, eye or sinus symptoms. Rarely, an allergic reaction to latex may even cause shock.
Because there are other options easily available to replace latex, several states have banned its use in the food service industry.
In an effort to always diversify the choices that we give our customers, STRONG offers the 3 FDA approved alternatives to latex gloves:
Because STRONG is both a manufacturer and supplier, we are able to offer all of our disposable gloves at deeply discounted prices without sacrificing any quality. Let us help you find latex alternatives that work for you.
STRONG General Purpose Nitrile Gloves – Powder Free
STRONG General Purpose Nitrile Gloves are durable enough to handle the wear and tear of heavy duty food prep. These tough gloves provide reliable coverage with a beaded cuff at the wrist.
STRONG General Purpose Vinyl Gloves
Another great latex alternative, STRONG General Purpose Vinyl Gloves provide great protection and more of a tactile feeling during use. We offer both powdered and powder free options.
STRONG Poly Gloves
New to our online store, STRONG Poly Gloves are both comfortable and economical. This disposable glove is ideal for light duty tasks and to prevent cross contamination during food preparation.
To learn more about the different glove options available, check out our How to Choose the Best Disposable Gloves for Your Business blog. If you still need help finding the right latex alternative for you, contact STRONG Manufacturers at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 716-507-4476 and one of our expert sales representatives will be happy to help.
Dental Professionals Protect Against Infections with STRONG Procedure Masks
Dentists and hygienists didn’t always use procedure masks.
Back in the 1960s, published reports investigated why dentists and hygienists seemed to suffer from upper respiratory tract infections than the average person. Later studies showed that dentists who did not routinely wear masks during patient care suffered from colds more often as well.
Eventually, procedure masks became a requirement for dentists and hygienists to protect against airborne germs generated from dental care.
High Quality Protection You Need
You need a high-quality procedure mask to deliver a strong defense against airborne germs and illnesses. Right now, more than ever, it is so important to know where your protection is coming from and to what standards it passes.
STRONG Procedure Masks are the high-quality procedure masks that you need. They are FDA approved with bacterial filtration efficiency (BFE) that exceeds 99% and particle filtration efficiency (PFE) that exceeds 99%.
We even have ASTM Level 3 masks made right here in our Charlotte, NC facility.
Less vital, but still important, is the comfort of your masks. The STRONG Procedure Mask's multiple layer construction ensures that the outer layer of our mask is protective while the inner layer is still smooth and comfortable.
Even though they are 100% made in the USA, this product is still available for less than our competitors. You can find this product and more in Online Store.
Save Time and Money with a Product Subscription
As a company, one of your worst nightmares is running out of the supplies you need in order to make business run smoothly. Products like gloves, face masks and shoe covers are essential to everyday tasks. Ensure you never run out by creating a subscription for those products critical to your business. This way you can rest assured that you have the supplies you need. Even better? You get a discount with every order.
With STRONG product subscriptions, you will never need to remember to make those orders again. Easily sign up for your subscription frequency when adding the product to your cart. You get to choose from weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. If you need a custom frequency amount of days, we can do that too.
And when you sign up for STRONG product subscriptions, you get 10% off every order. Check out our line of STRONG products today to see where you can save. We offer products for the medical, jan/san, salon, tattoo and more industries. From plastic cups to bouffant caps, we have what your business needs at direct factory pricing.
STRONG Shoe Covers
As one of the leading manufacturers in the medical and jan/san industries, STRONG Manufacturers is proud to present our new line of shoe covers.
STRONG Shoe Covers are available in regular and SMS lines, and they come in universal, XL and XXL sizes. Skid-resistance and fluid-resistance make these shoe covers ideal to use in either a jan/san or medical environment. The elastic band keeps the cover comfortably snug on your feet so they will not slip.
This item is the perfect combination of quality and functionality. Each pair of shoe covers is disposable, one-time use. Each box contains 100 shoe covers for any size. The universal shoe cover size fits up to men’s size 10. The XL size fits up to men’s size 13, while XXL fits up to men’s size 15.
Subscribe and Save
As always, our pricing on STRONG shoe covers are factory direct, making the cost as low as possible while still maintaining great quality. Subscribe on the STRONG Online Store today to receive 10% all STRONG shoe cover orders. Never worry about running low on supplies again—all STRONG products are available for subscriptions.
Helping Companies Big and Small with Factory Direct Pricing
STRONG Manufacturers is proud to partner with companies of many different various sizes. What makes us different is that we provide companies both big and small with the tools they need for success. The advantage we have over our competitors is our flexible factory direct pricing and unmatched customer service.
Factory Direct Pricing for All
Whether you need an entire truck load of products or just a couple, we offer factory direct pricing no matter the quantity, saving you valuable money.
Our logistics capabilities allow us to offer pallet quantities and lower pricing. Because we have a distribution arm and advanced logistics capabilities that have been established for 40 years, we can get products to the customer without the markup, even if they are in lower quantities. Most distributors can’t do that.
If you do need larger quantities, we are able to easily and safely deliver those items as well. Many of our customers ordering large quantities love that we can ship the product directly to them, cutting out tons of storage fees. However, if you need storage for your products, we are able to do that as well.
Compassionate Customer Service
Our commitment to our customers is unmatched in the industry. We have dedicated account managers for every single account, meaning you will always talk to a human whenever you have any questions or concerns. Some in the industry for over 20 years, they are experienced and understand the urgency of your concerns. You will always receive an answer within 24 hours of contacting us.
Visit the STRONG Online Store and take a look at our products. Call us at 716-507-4476 or email email@example.com to see how we can get you the lowest price possible on new products and/or items you are currently using. We are also able to provide samples.
Manufacturer Direct Pricing
STRONG Manufacturers services the medical, jan/san, salon, and tattoo industries, among others. Put simply, manufacturer direct pricing means we deliver the highest quality products at the lowest possible cost, much lower than you would normally get from a distributor. Let’s look at how we can do that.
How Normal Distribution Works
Typically, when a product sells it first goes to a big distributor, then a small distributor, then the end user. When it goes through all those companies, the price gets increased every time. The end user ends up paying a higher price because the people in between the factory and the end user are buying, selling and reselling because they are trying to make money too.
How Direct Manufacturing Works
What makes STRONG different is that we get the product straight from the factory and sell directly to the end user so that you get the best possible price. We do this to help companies across the United States, both big and small, save money without sacrificing quality.
For a long time, we partnered with other companies to provide them with our direct manufacturer pricing. Thanks to our new online store, you can now easily shop our products at these low prices online. Visit the STRONG Online Store today to find high quality products at manufacturer direct pricing.
February Product Spotlight: STRONG Plastic Cups
This month’s product spotlight is STRONG Plastic Cups. Thick and strong, these cups are easy to grip and won’t crush under your hand. Suitable for cold liquids. These transparent plastic drinking cups are available in 5, 7, and 9-ounce sizes.
Because of our lean operations, we are able to offer this product to you at a significantly lower price without sacrificing quality. Sign up for a subscription to receive a sleeve or case of STRONG plastic cups conveniently every month for an even lower price without even having to think about ordering. Visit the STRONG Online Store today to find this product and more.
Who Is STRONG?
STRONG Manufacturers is a manufacturer of disposable items used in Medical, Hospitality, Jan/San and other industries. We are committed to cutting out the layers of complexity and providing you the products that you need at the best price possible.
STRONG’s current operations can be summarized into 3 specific areas:
- Logistics and 3PL services
STRONG owns a $40 million distributor, BHS, in the northeast. BHS services many healthcare markets, including hospitals, home health, long term care, physician's offices and more.
BHS carries over 6,000 items in it's diverse catalog, allowing it to supply the needs of hospitals all the way to physician's offices.
Although focused on healthcare for the last 40 years, we have been expanding our distributor services beyond just healthcare and into non-medical industries like Jan/San, Food Service and Hospitality.
Logistics and 3PL Services
To better serve our customers in selling their product, STRONG stores and moves product for other companies out of our Charlotte, NC and Buffalo, NY warehouse locations.
We are currently selling STRONG branded products to distributors/dealers across the U.S. Our goal is to help other businesses in the medical, jan/san, tattoo and salon businesses save money without sacrificing quality with our direct manufacturing prices.
We have recently launched the STRONG Online Store which features a full catalog of items and the ability to drop-ship to customers across the entire U.S. Visit the STRONG Online Store today to shop our collections.