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Gojo takes significant steps to expand capacity to meet demand
Gojo is continuing to take significant steps to expand its capacity to meet exponential increases in demand for Purell sanitiser, soap, wipes and surface spray, as more and more businesses and institutions reopen with a sharp focus on cleanliness and hygiene.
By running its facilities 24/7, working with its existing suppliers to dramatically increase raw materials and component supplies and by implementing creative partnerships with other companies that have directed bottles and caps its way, the manufacturer is producing more than twice what it did before the pandemic started across all of its operations.
"We believe the world will forever be changed by this pandemic and we see this translating to a sustained increase in awareness of the importance of safe and effective hygiene practices," says Gojo president and CEO, Carey Jaros.
"This will result in ongoing, heightened demand for our skincare and surface solutions. In service of our Gojo Purpose, Saving Lives and Making Life Better, our responsibility to keep the world healthy and well has never been greater. Expanding our manufacturing infrastructure is one of the many ways we are responding."
The company recently signed a lease agreement for a facility in Navarre, Ohio, which will be used for storage and distribution. This week, Gojo announced the purchase of a 325,000sq.ft facility in Maple Heights, Ohio, for the manufacture of Purell Surface Spray, which has won numerous awards for its unparalleled combination of being no-rinse on food contact surfaces with lowest possible toxicity (Category IV), while effectively killing bacteria, mould, mildew, fungi and dozens of viruses, including Influenza and Norovirus. It is listed on the EPA's List N: Products with Emerging Viral Pathogens AND Human Coronavirus claims for use against SARS-CoV-2. Demand for the product has been infinite since the pandemic began.
These two new facilities bring the company's Ohio manufacturing facilities to four, including those in Cuyahoga Falls and Wooster. With the headquarters in Akron, Ohio, and several manufacturing facilities in France, Gojo employs more than 2,500 and is expecting to add at least 200 jobs with these two additions.
11th June 2020