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Posted on: April 22, 2020

COTY Donates Hand Sanitizer to Sanford Public Works


COTY Sanford’s manufacturing facility donated another round of its hydro-alcoholic gel to first responders, government agencies, post offices and more today, including the City of Sanford’s Public Works Department.

Known globally for its skin care products, nail polish, and fragrances, COTY Sanford is one of the largest employers in Lee County. The company announced last month that it would begin manufacturing hydro-alcoholic gel, which is used as hand sanitizer, to help in the fight against COVID-19.

On April 6, COTY Sanford distributed tens of thousands of bottles of the sanitizer to local and regional hospitals and first responders. This second wave of donations is meant to help the organizations that didn’t receive a donation that day.

“We are proud to do our small part to help in the fight against COIVD-19,” says Enric Prat Codina, COTY Sanford’s plant manager who was instrumental in getting approval for the company to produce and donate the sanitizer.

“COTY wants to help support our communities and the front-line people who are working hard to keep us all healthy and safe,” says Wallie Tyler, COTY Sanford’s HSE manager. “COTY will always take care of our local partners and friends.”

Organizations from across North Carolina have come to the COTY Sanford facility for these donations. At this time, the company is unsure when the sanitizer will be available for the public to purchase.

“I am very proud of how our business community is stepping up to fight the pandemic here in Sanford,” says Mayor Chet Mann. “Thank you to COTY for helping us remain vigilant and save lives.”

Learn more about COTY here.

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