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The maker of insect repellent Cutter is pivoting its operations to address the short supply of hand sanitizer created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a matter of two weeks, Spectrum Brands Holdings formulated a plan and began manufacturing the suddenly hard-to-find alcohol-based substance at its plant in Blacksburg, Virginia.
The hand sanitizer is being distributed across its facilities and offices around the country to address employee safety. The company is also donating supplies to local organizations across communities in which Spectrum Brands operates.
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The move mimics scores of other companies that have shifted operations to aid in the fight against the fast-spreading virus that has infected more than 1 million people around the world and killed over 50,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.