SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va., May 4, 2020 – Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research & Innovation Center (MATRIC) today announced that it has completed production of hand sanitizer at its facility in South Charleston, W.Va., to support the ongoing demand for medical, health and hygiene products amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
MATRIC’s initial batch of hand sanitizer equates to over 17,000 eight-ounce bottles, and the first deliveries occurred last week. The majority of the product will be delivered to small West Virginia businesses. The product will also be utilized at MATRIC facilities to help protect its employees who are on the front line and ensure its facilities continue to run safely.
MATRIC does not typically produce hand sanitizer, but after identifying the opportunity and organizations in need, the company quickly pivoted to procure the raw materials and to manufacture this in-demand product.
“The combination of our company’s passion for supporting our communities and the critical-thinking skills of our employees made it an easy decision to make,” said Steve Hedrick, Chairman & CEO, MATRIC. “Finding ways to be a part of the solution is part of our DNA. I’m proud of the team!”
Production of this material had little to no impact on MATRIC’s normal operations. MATRIC continues to operate as an essential business during the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting customers in areas of chemical, environmental, energy, biotech, and government.
The hand sanitizer is being provided to commercial entities in 55-gallon drums through Mid-Atlantic Technical Engineering, Inc. (MATE), a MATRIC company.
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