In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, Lubrication Specialties Inc (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret, announced in April that it will dedicate a portion of its Mt. Gilead, Ohio facility to make alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
The company’s Marketing Specialist Eric Trimble said, “We are now able to source what we need to manufacture hand sanitizer which meets the recommendations set by the World Health Organization. We are currently bottling the hand sanitizer and hope to start distributing it next week. We will be giving it away for free to our local hospital and healthcare workers, nursing facilities, over-the-road truckers and we will be placing a bottle in every shipment of Hot Shot’s Secret product we send out the door. We would also like to thank our partners for helping us make this possible, including Hildreth Manufacturing LLC. and Folks Printing.”
LSI’s goal is to manufacture 4,500 bottles of four-ounce hand sanitizer.
“Hand sanitizer is largely unavailable at U.S. retail outlets and has been out of reach for U.S. consumers in recent weeks as the U. S. grapples with the outbreak of the Coronavirus strain Covid-19,” said LSI founder Chris Gabrelcik. “This is an unprecedented time in healthcare with many unknowns. We knew we had to do something to help and are working diligently to modify our space to bring this much-needed product to market.”