Spec Engineering, a Gray company, has joined the nationwide effort to increase production of FDA-approved, alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Motivated by rampant COVID-19 infections along with the shortage of PPE and disinfectants for healthcare workers during the pandemic, Spec partnered with Sweet Solutions, a neighboring confectionery manufacturer and Sandymount, a revolutionary process technology company in the brewing industry, to quickly fulfill this need. Within days the wheels were in motion to convert space in the Sweet Solutions FDA contract manufacturing facility into a bottling line for hand sanitizer production.
“The rollout for the project had to be faster than we have ever mobilized before,” said Brian Bernard, president of Spec Engineering, a Gray company. “However, we are grateful for this opportunity to help.”
Utilizing partners such as food, beverage, and flavor solutions company, Flavorchem, to review our alcohol safety protocols, Spec assisted Sweet Solutions to take additional safety measures including masks, gloves, and static-control lab coats for employees to wear during production.