TAMPA, FL – Sun Coatings has responded to the coronavirus pandemic by adding hand sanitizer to its 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 the company’s 90,000-square-foot Tampa, Florida, 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 began stocking hand sanitizer for sale to the general public on Tuesday, April 7.

For more information about Sun Coatings, visit www.SunCoatings.com.