CLEVELAND — The iconic I-X Center is getting a new lease on life after GOJO, the parent company of Purell hand sanitizer, announced Friday that it is renting 700,000 square feet of the facility to store its expanding inventory.
The I-X Center facility has a total of around 2.2 million square-feet.
Earlier this year, GOJO ramped up production of its hand sanitizer products to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The company states that it has been producing and shipping 300% more hand sanitizer than last year due coronavirus.
Back in June, the company announced that it purchased a new facility in Maple Heights and leased a second one in Navarre.
“Today, our amazing team is making and shipping over 1B doses of Purell products every week,” said Carey Jaros, president and CEO. “Purell brand products are #1 in hospitals and the most trusted by consumers, schools, businesses, and communities. Our 30 years of scientific leadership and innovation, only the highest quality ingredients, and our relentless pursuit of the safest, most effective formulations mean that especially in times like these, the only brand of hand sanitizer people want is Purell. The dramatic steps we’ve taken to increase availability, including employing creative solutions like utilizing the I-X Center, are allowing us to serve frontline workers, schools, businesses, and to make Purell hand sanitizer readily available again to consumers on the retail shelf and online.”
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