Valens begins production of hand sanitizers to combat COVID-19
April 8, 2020 By Grow Opportunity staff
The Valens Company’s Kelowna, B.C. facility will begin production of hand sanitizer liquid with an initial 1,300 litre-batch to help alleviate product supply shortages caused by the COVID-19 health crisis.
Valens is looking to donate 40,000 bottles of hand sanitizer in various formats focusing on frontline health workers in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario for distribution. The company also announced it will provide 10,000 units to Shoppers Drug Mart to aid their public-facing workers at pharmacies.
Valens has also donated personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, gowns, and sanitizing wipes from its existing supply. The company is also expecting a second shipment of PPE gear t0 be donated to healthcare workers.
“We consider it our corporate responsibility to leverage our existing extraction and production capabilities to distribute products that have the potential to fight the transmission of this virus,” said CEO Tyler Robson. “We are quickly mobilizing our teams and resources to alleviate essential supply shortages and contribute as much as we can to those selflessly helping on the frontlines.”
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