Orlando's Westman Products Converts Product Mix to Help Businesses Reopen and People Get Back to Work
From Vaping E-Liquids, to Hand Sanitizers, to Bulk Distribution in One Month
By: Westman Products, LLC
ORLANDO, Fla. - April 23, 2020 - PRLog -- Westman Products, LLC, parent company of Monster Vape Labs, Orlando, FL, announced today that for the second time this month, it converted manufacturing – this time to accommodate bulk orders from businesses that intend to re-open next week and are expected to help combat COVID-19 spread. On March 17, it first converted over 50 percent of its 36,000 SF liquid manufacturing facility, where it normally makes vaping E-liquids, to make bottled hand sanitizer.
This week induced a change, after Georgia and Florida governors announced that many businesses can reopen. Previously, Westman produced over 500,000 two ounce spray units during April. Now, it is filling production orders from local businesses for large bulk drums. Nearly ninety percent of hand sanitizer capacity shifted, now devoted to delivering large drums as businesses anticipate reopening.
Westman is accomplishing several things with its manufacturing pivots. It is responding to a shortage of hand sanitizer to meet demands to arrest spread of COVID-19. More than that, it is positioning itself to all stakeholders -- employees, consumers, and businesses -- that it's doing what's in the public interest, following strong headwinds after the nation saw a backlash of vaping due to a sickness caused by illegally purchased THC vaping products that contained vitamin E.
It's how quickly they are able to convert, pivot, and deliver that is compelling. CDC immediately shared hand sanitizer standards, which Westman's Chemist formulated. Westman was also able to gain all registrations and accreditations needed for its product including FDA registration and UL certification, and made readily available OSHA compliant Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
These are among reasons why a Kentucky health care system and other customers approached Westman for their newly released product. Another reason is that the facility, less than two years old, is a leading edge liquid manufacturing plant. Built with no debt, the owners invested their own profits in the plant, having agreed that they wanted flexibility to manufacture multiple types of liquids over time. One such type is an energy drink, for which they turned down a lucrative contract in March, having determined that hand sanitizer took precedent.
Chad Twiggs, chief marketing officer, said, "We are, thanks to our facility, flexible by design. Shifting nearly 90 percent of production from an individual 2 ounce bottles of hand sanitizer for consumers to huge drums for businesses required fast action this week. We need to manage demand to protect the largest number of people and enable Florida and Georgia to get back in business. We also want everyone to know that everything produced by Westman Products is of the highest quality."