GOJO doubles production to meet ‘staggering’ Purell demand

Photo 1: 

GOJO Industries, the third-generation family business that makes Purell Instant Hand Sanitizer, has doubled production across all operations in order to ship twice as much product as it delivered to stores and online retailers in 2019.

“We have been operating all of our facilities 24/7 since January. We have invested hundreds of millions of dollars in the growth of our facilities, including bringing online a new facility dedicated to manufacturing Purell Surface Spray later this year,” the Akron, Ohio-based company said in an Aug, 20 statement. “We worked with our suppliers to dramatically increase raw materials and component supplies and implemented creative partnerships with other companies who have directed bottles and caps our way.

“Additionally, we plan to hire more than 250 team members over the coming months.

"This massive expansion plan will allow us to make many times more sanitizer than we are producing now. We do all of this so we can provide more peace of mind through our beloved Purell products, which are in staggering demand."

 

Other Related Articles

  • Cannabis saves the Patton Family Farm

    The Patton family name has been synonymous with the military for generations. General George S. Patton is widely considered one of the most successful combat generals in U.S. history and his son, Geor...

  • Know the Tension Points of Family Business Transition

    As family businesses transition from one generation to the next, they experience common “tension points” that, unless proactively addressed, can impede long-term sustainability. These tension poin...

  • Why some family constitutions fail

    Family constitutions, sometimes called family charters, differ in details but generally specify the family’s values and vision, criteria for family member employment and ascent to leadership, and th...

  • In a divorce, who gets what?

    As demanding as the process of divorce can be, it becomes even more complex when a family business is involved.Few divorce settlements rival the 4% stake in Amazon, valued at $38 billion, that MacKenz...