SUN COATINGS EXPANDS MANUFACTURING TO INCLUDE HAND SANITIZER
Initial production dedicated for distribution to area police, firefighters, military, schools and nonprofits.
TAMPA, FLA, April 7, 2020 – Sun Coatings has responded to the coronavirus pandemic by adding hand sanitizer to their lineup of construction adhesives, clear and white latex coatings, and silicone coatings. Using FDA approved guidance procedures, Sun Coatings chemists and plant personnel repurposed areas of their 90,000 sq. ft. Tampa manufacturing facility to begin production and distribution of hand sanitizer. In the first week of production, over 350 gallons of hand sanitizer were donated to local police, firefighters and military, as well as to schools, churches, hospitals and company employees.
“Having the facilities, staff and access to raw materials, we saw the manufacturing of hand sanitizer as the most appropriate way to benefit our community,” said Michael Hyer, Sun Coatings Chief Executive Officer. “Through this initiative, we’ve been able to donate to the Tampa Police Department, Tampa Fire Rescue, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, MacDill Air Force Base, Moffitt Cancer Center and more. Tampa Bay is our home and we’re grateful for another opportunity to contribute.”
Sun Coatings will continue to increase production to accommodate hand sanitizer needs in the community. Sun Paints & Coatings locations will begin stocking hand sanitizer for sale to the general public beginning Tuesday, April 7.
Sun Coatings in association with it's sister companies has helped dozens of 501(c)(3) Non-Profit groups as well as local families and businesses. By donation of goods and services, Sun hopes to keep community spirit alive and well in Florida, as well as outside the state.
Recently, Sun worked with Alpha House of Tampa to renovate space at The Bonne Center. Read what they had to say!
"It feels like home... it's beautiful, it makes me happy." Those are just a few of the comments made by our residents about our newly renovated space at The Bonnie Center. So many changes were made in such a short time! The freshly painted walls are lovely, the decor is top notch and the finishing touches like artwork and window coverings have made such an improvement in our Maternity Residence. We really appreciate all of the donated paint as well as supplies you provided for this wonderful make-over. Thank you so much for the time and effort you shared to help moms and babies at Alpha House.
Read the full letter including pictures here! AlphaHouse.pdf
Past Community Spotlights
Here are some of the groups we've sponsored in the past that have shared success stories with us!