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Companies teaming up to make hand sanitizer

Posted at 11:28 PM, Mar 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 00:28:32-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — More and more businesses are stepping up to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, including with hand sanitizer production.

Patriarch Distillers joined in on hand sanitizer production. With the products, they have in house, and with donations from others like the Nebraska Brewery Company, they've changed from making spirits to making hand sanitizer.

"It just kind of became a no-brainer we got the capability why not leverage the equipment, we have a place to be able to do something, give back to the community, help support, slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus," said David Young, VP of Strategy for Patriarch Distillers.

"Part of what we could supply was some baseline ingredients they could turn into alcohol to make a hand sanitizer, so we were super glad to get the call and jump on broad and be a part of it.," said Kim Kavulak, Co-Owner of Nebraska Brewery Company.

Werner Trucking is also helping out. They'll be making deliveries and transporting the products needed to make the sanitizer, which should help people working through this pandemic.

"We're in a historic crisis right now, our nation, our community, the world and we have to step up and support our unsung heroes, the men and women our nurses, doctors, first responders, and our professional truck drivers because they are the ones out there keeping America moving with their goods," said Jim Morbach, of Werner Enterprises.

The delivery of the sanitizer started on Saturday.