Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), maker of Hot Shot’s Secret performance oils and additives along with many other specialty lubrication products, have announced they will redeploy a portion of their Mt. Gilead, OH manufacturing facility and headquarters to make alcohol-based hand sanitizer. This much-needed product will assist with preventative care during the ongoing pandemic.
LSI Brand Marketing Specialist Eric Trimble said, “We are now able to source what we need to manufacture hand sanitizer which meets the recommendations set by the World Health Organization. We are currently bottling the hand sanitizer and hope to start distributing it next week. We will be giving it away for free to our local hospital and healthcare workers, nursing facilities, over-the-road truckers and we will be placing a bottle in every shipment of Hot Shot’s Secret product we send out the door. We would also like to thank our partners for helping us make this possible, including Hildreth Manufacturing LLC. and Folks Printing.”
LSI will produce up to 4,500 four-ounce bottles of hand-sanitizer over the next couple of weeks and will continue operations as long as supplies are available. The hand sanitizer will be a 75% isopropyl alcohol antiseptic, non-sterile solution.
LSI was founded by Chris Gabrelcik, a Certified Lubrication Specialist and Oil Management Analyst as well as a widely-known Ohio philanthropist.
“Hand sanitizer is largely unavailable at U.S. retail outlets and has been out of reach for U.S. consumers in recent weeks as the U.S. grapples with the outbreak of the Coronavirus strain Covid-19,” said Gabrelcik. “This is an unprecedented time in healthcare with many unknowns. We knew we had to do something to help and are working diligently to modify our space to bring this much-needed product to market.”