In two weeks, the Blacksburg team formulated and pivoted manufacturing to produce hand sanitizer, a much-needed product during this unprecedented pandemic. The team then began supplying the hand sanitizer to all 15 Spectrum Brands facilities and offices across the US to promote the safety of the organization’s employees.
In addition to supplying hand sanitizer to employees and facilities, Cutter brand will donate hand sanitizer to local organizations across the communities in which Spectrum Brands has operations.
“It’s a natural extension of the brand portfolio to expand the Cutter line beyond insect protection to fight germs as well,” said Steve Schwallie, division vice president of marketing at Spectrum Brands. “We are pleased to be able to move into this segment and provide these products for our community partners.”
While the team continues to identify community partners, Carilion Clinic, a not-for-profit health care organization based in Roanoke, Va., and the St. Louis Area Foodbank are among the first organizations to receive Cutter hand sanitizer donations. The St. Louis Area Foodbank will distribute the donated sanitizers to its network and use them within its facility.
Cutter hand sanitizer will also be available to consumers in the coming weeks.