Two major alcohol manufacturers are switching gears in an effort to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
In separate announcements on Monday, Anheuser-Busch and Tito’s Vodka revealed plans to re-purpose factories to produce hand sanitizer. “We have a long history of supporting our communities and employees,” Anheuser-Busch officials tweeted. “This time is no different. That’s why we are using our supply and logistics network to begin producing and distributing bottles of hand sanitizer to accommodate the growing needs across the United States.” The company will manufacture the hand sanitizer in its Van Nuys, California plant, officials say.
Meanwhile, Tito’s Vodka execs say they’re preparing to kick off production of their own hand sanitizer after settling on a ethanol-based formula. The company is expected to roll out 24 tons of it. Tito’s has also donated $2 million to the coronavirus relief effort.