April 10, 2020

Who said that?

Florida's quote of the day

| 3/25/2020

"We need to overcome this as soon as possible so we can start celebrating again."

-- Jose Class, the vice president of supply chain and manufacturing for Bacardi in Latin America and the Caribbean

While the coronavirus may be driving us to drink, there’s a more pressing issue: washing our hands.

Now, one of the world’s largest rum factories, the Bacardi plant in Puerto Rico, has tweaked its production lines to pump out ethanol needed to make hand sanitizers.

Olein Refinery, a Puerto Rican manufacturer, is using the Bacardi alcohol to produce more than 1.7 million 10-ounce bottles of hand sanitizer, much of which is being given to police, nurses, non-profits and others on the frontlines of the coronavirus.

Read more at the Miami Herald

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