ZucoraHome shifts bottling capabilities to produce hand sanitizer to fight COVID-19
Photo: ZucoraHome’s Michelle Mahovlich, Mark Geddes, Brad Geddes and Ashleigh Geddes
IN AN EFFORT to provide support and respond to the threat of COVID-19, ZucoraHome will be producing and distributing hand sanitizers at its Clarke Road facility.
“At the initiation of our employees, we launched a successful ‘Be a Rainbow’ program to inspire hope, generate a positive spirit and to recognize the need in the communities where we work as we get through this difficult period together,” said Brad Geddes, president and CEO. “But our team also felt there was more we could do to help fight the ongoing challenge of COVID-19 in Canada.”
In support of the government’s plan to mobilize industry, ZucoraHome has shifted its bottling capabilities to produce thousands of pump-dispensing bottles of Health Canada-approved hand sanitizer.
“Our goal is to donate Be a Rainbow Hand Sanitizer to the community organizations supported by ZucoraHome where their frontline staff and volunteers are working directly with some of society’s most vulnerable,” said Geddes. “We have also allocated some of the product to our retail partners to help support their own safety measures in preparation for when they reopen and begin to welcome consumers back to their stores.”
Since 1979, ZucoraHome has worked closely with Canada’s leading home furnishing retailers by providing product protection plans, home service programs, furniture care products and essential bedding solutions.
“For many years, our focus has been on clean homes and healthy families, and production of hand sanitizer is just another step to support that effort,” said Geddes. “Most important, we believe that business is more than just about the numbers ― it’s really about people helping people ― and we’re here to help any way we can.”