Lockport manufacturing plant producing and distributing hand sanitizer

Coronavirus

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB)– A manufacturing plant in Lockport switched gears from making CBD products to now making hand sanitizer and face masks.

“If you can’t get your hands on a disinfectant and you’re at high risk it just adds and exacerbates that already stressful time,” Co-owner Chris Casacci said. “So we’re trying to help. Do what we can.”

Sunbeam Laboratories makes anywhere from 25,000 to 50,000 gallons of hand sanitizer a day.

The company originally bought hemp from area farmers to then dry, press, and extract CBD oil.

One of the owners says they decided to switch gears and make hand sanitizer instead.

Besides selling the products they’ve also donated supplies to law enforcement, first responders, and people working on the frontlines.

“We want to give back and support the community but also remind everyone that when things gets bad you hope that it brings out the best in you,” Casacci said. “For us its brought the best out in our workers and the people we interact with, the businesses and we hope that continues.”

Sunbeam Laboratories will be handing out about 5,000 bottles of hand sanitizer to the general public this Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. at the Transit Drive-In.

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