Founded by entrepreneur Cynthia Booth, Emerge Manufacturing is a U.S.-based onshore manufacturer of personal protective equipment for health care, hospitality, and industrial organizations headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. In December 2022, Emerge announced plans to construct a 50,000-square-foot onshore manufacturing facility in the Cincinnati community of Roselawn.
Cynthia conceived of Emerge while operating a business that employed essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. She observed the direct impacts of the global supply chain crisis on her business. She decided to bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. to curb challenges commonly faced by current supply chain practices.
Emerge plans to manufacture face masks, surgical masks, and N95 masks, among other PPE products. The plant will run multiple production lines, manufacturing PPE from chemical-free woven fabric supplied by U.S. companies. Within the facility, there will be space where medical professionals and others can provide community training and information on healthcare-related topics. Emerge expects to create more than 100 jobs in the company’s first three years, focusing, where possible, on employing residents of Cincinnati’s Roselawn and Bond Hill communities.