BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) – Cutter Insect Repellents and their parent company Spectrum Brands have started making and donating hand sanitizer out of their Blacksburg Virginia plant to help local healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 crisis.
“It’s a natural extension of the brand portfolio to expand the Cutter line beyond insect protection to fight germs as well,”Steve Schwallie – Division Vice President of Marketing / Spectrum Brands
It required a lot of capable people within their facility to make this happen in such a short amount of time.
“I’m really proud of the team here to be able to come together very quickly, we were able to make the product come together within 14 days. It really took a team of cross-functional people.”Steve Schwallie – Division Vice President of Marketing / Spectrum Brands
Carilion Clinic is one local health providers being donated Cutter brand hand sanitizer.
“Right now we are donating product to the Carilion Clinic in town, we also have a number of other healthcare clinics, retirement homes and some other non-profit agencies that we partner with on a regular basis that will be able to get some donations.”Steve Schwallie – Division Vice President of Marketing / Spectrum Brands