HOLLAND — Thanks to an international partnership, a local nonprofit organization will be putting people with barriers to employment to work.
Holland-based Kandu Inc. entered a three-year partnership with Israel-based PerSys Medical, a medical supplier that has a contract to supply the U.S. Army with battlefield bandages. The agreement will result in Kandu assembling more than 1.2 million bandages in its clean room that it opened in 2009, the company said in a statement.
Kandu offers workforce development services and annually helps about 1,700 people with barriers to employment to become “employable.” The nonprofit, which was founded in 1953, works with about 70 companies per year.
About 30 to 40 people from the 300-person company will be dedicated to the new military project, which a spokesperson described as one of the largest such deals in the company's history. The recent project is Kandu’s second contract involving U.S. military medical products, the company stated. The value of the contract was not disclosed.