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Buffalo-based company ramping up production of infection control products

[fa icon="calendar"] 3/11/20 2:36 PM / by Dan Miner

Juan Rivera, an employee at Safetec of America in Buffalo, works near the company's p.a.w.s. Antimicrobial Hand Wipes products, which are formulated with 66.5% ethyl alcohol to kill 99.99% of germs, according to Safetec literature. (file photo) MARK WEBSTERSafetec of America is dealing with a significant increase in demand for its infection control products on the back of the global COVID-19 outbreak.

The Buffalo-based company develops and manufactures a wide range of medical products for customers that include hospitals, schools, government and retail entities.

Demand is spiking for Safetec's hand sanitizers, wipes and soaps. Last fall, the company launched an ammonia and alcohol-based surface disinfectant, SaniZide Pro 1, which it says kills COVID-19 on hard surfaces in a single minute.

Heidi Daly, Safetec's marketing manager, said the company is ramping up production to meet demand.

"We're seeing additional requests from existing and potential customers who want to purchase our infection control products," Daly said. "We've increased our labor and our shifts to accommodate those needs."

Safetec, owned by CEO Scott Weinstein, has 125 employees in two factories on Kensington Avenue in Buffalo.

Daly said the company has succeeded over its 28-year history because of its dedication to preventing the spread of illness and disease. 

"We're doing our best to help protect our customers with high-quality, U.S.-made products," she said.



Topics: Infection Control, Coronavirus, COVID-19

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