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Company based in Nesquehoning donates medical supplies

In the midst of COVID-19, Sharps Compliance Inc. of Nesquehoning, is shipping critical supplies from its main location in Texas to support local hospitals and emergency management facilities.

Supplies include approximately 3,700 isolation gowns, 2,700 masks and 1,500 Nitrile gloves.

The Carbon Chamber and Economic Development Corporation in partnership with state Rep. Doyle Heffley reached out to Sharps Compliance Inc. with the hope that supplies were available and within hours of the ask, supplies were on a truck heading from Texas to Nesquehoning.

The CCEDC and Heffley will work with Mark Nalesnik, Carbon County Emergency Management Agency coordinator on a distribution plan.

“Nesquehoning has been home to our treatment facilities, dispatch offices and employees for over four years,” said David P. Tusa, president and CEO of Sharps Compliance. “As such, we have a very strong relationship with Carbon County and welcome the opportunity to support PA first responders.

“We continue to invest in PA and hire more employees as we are growing significantly and appreciate all the support from those in Carbon County and PA.

“We look forward to continuing the relationship and growing with the County. Please accept this donation from Sharps Compliance and the great State of Texas.”

“We are incredibly proud of amazing business partners like Sharps Compliance who immediately stepped up to assist our community during this most challenging time,” said Marlyn Kissner, executive vice president, GLVCC and CCEDC. “It is a true testament as we receive support from our ‘Chamber of Communities’ network.

“President/CEO Dave Tusa is a stellar leader, serving our county during such a crucial time.”

“CCEDC and Carbon County is so lucky to have a high quality company like Sharps Compliance here. They are very professional in conducting business, but are also very concerned about people,” said Kathy Henderson, director of economic development. “The items they are donating to us could have been sold to their customers. Instead they are choosing to help us.

“In times like these, it is refreshing to hear a large corporation have that kind of mindset. We are working hard with Sharps to help them expand in our county and look forward to working with them for years to come.”