The distillery which makes small batch whiskey, gin and vodka, is adapting its manufacturing to produce hand sanitizer in bulk for both healthcare institutions and municipalities with the greatest need.
President Trump said during a Saturday afternoon briefing that Hanes clothing company will be "retrofitting" its means of production to help supply much-needed medical face masks, which have been at the center of the coronavirus response effort.More news: India's 1.3 billion people go into full lockdown from midnight (24)
"As the community rallies together amid the adversity caused by COVID-19, we want to do our part", said Mark Coffman, master distiller at Town Branch.
Distilleries can either donate "excess alcohol" to another company that produces the hand sanitizer, or the distilleries can produce the hand sanitizer in-house.More news: Covid 19 coronavirus: Greta Thunberg says she has coronavirus
Black Band Distillery hasn't officially opened its doors in Peoria's Warehouse District yet, but they're already adjusting their business plan to aid local governments in the age of COVID-19. They are working with city officials to identify organizations in need. "We will continue to work with manufacturers, compounders, state boards of pharmacy, and the public to increase the supply of alcohol-based hand sanitizer available to Americans".
Columbus Fire Department Training Officer Captain Ben Spencer made the trip to the Starlight Distillery in Starlight, Indiana and returned with 15-gallons of hand sanitizer to be used by members of the department on their emergency runs.More news: Chinese experts warn of new COVID-19 symptoms
We are cranking out hand sanitizer at WildRye Distilling.