- Title: From daiquiri to antiseptic: Bacardi cranks up sanitizer production
- Date: 23rd March 2020
- Summary: MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES (MARCH 23, 2020) (REUTERS VIA ZOOM) (SOUNDBITE) (English) BACARDI LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN, VP, SUPPLY CHAIN & MANUFACTURING, JOSE CLASS, SAYING: "There are a lot of difficulties, both from the actual physical part of, you know, operational and also from the administrative and management part that we needed to be sure that we had everything covered. However, I think a very important thing is that one of the most important pillars within the Bacardi family, it's to also be fearless under these circumstances. So, you know, at some point we have to say, you know, this is the right thing. So, we need to do the right thing. And I think that's what guided us to be able to do this in record time, I will say."
- Keywords: Bacardi sanitizer COVID-19 Honeywell masks coronavirus crisis emergency glasses health production
- Reuters ID: LVA004C69XN47
- Location: CATAÃ‘O, PUERTO RICO + MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES / UNKNOWN LOCATIONS
- City: CATAÃ‘O, PUERTO RICO + MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES / UNKNOWN LOCATIONS
- Country: USA
- Duration: 00:00:49
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Company News Markets,Economic Events
- Story Text:Honeywell ramped up production of N95 masks in its facility in Smithfield, Rhode Island, to support of the U.S. government's response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the company said in a statement on Sunday (March 22).
The same facility also produces UVEX safety glasses used by health professionals treating coronavirus patients.
In another effort to help fight COVID-19, alcoholic beverage maker, Bacardi Corporation, shifted production last Tuesday (March 17) to make the main component of hand sanitizer, ethanol, at one of its largest rum distilleries in CataÃ±o, Puerto Rico, a US territory.
The distillery teamed up with Olein Refinery to provide raw materials and ethanol required to make hand sanitizer.
(Production: Aleksandra Michalska and Dan Fastenberg)
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