GOJO Expands Manufacturing

GOJO Expands Manufacturing

(JUNE 10, 2020) - Purell brand owner GOJO has confirmed the acquisition of a manufacturing plant in its home state of Ohio.

The US-based firm has purchased a 325,000 sq ft (32,500 sq m) facility in the municipality of Maple Heights where it will make Purell Surface Spray, a product the company said has experienced an “infinite” increase in demand over the past few months.

The new facility comes shortly after GOJO leased a distribution center, also in Ohio, to increase its storage capacity, and brings the number of manufacturing locations in the state to four. GOJO also has production sites in France.

The company expects to add at least 200 jobs as part of this expansion – with around 100 coming at Maple Heights. The project will benefit from financial assistance from the JobsOhio initiative, although the amount involved will not be made public until the final agreement is executed.

Over the past few months, GOJO has been running its facilities round the clock, and is now making more than two times what it did before the COVID-19 crisis hit.

“We believe the world will forever be changed by this pandemic and we see this translating to a sustained increase in awareness of the importance of safe and effective hygiene practices,” said GOJO CEO Carey Jaros. “Expanding our manufacturing infrastructure is one of the many ways we are responding as the market leader in these challenging times.” - (OPI)