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LSI Makes and, Donates Hand Sanitizer to Hospitals, Nursing Facilities Lubrication Specialties, a supplier of specialty lubrication products for the RV industry, rede- ployed a portion of the company's Mount Gilead, Ohio, manufacturing facility and headquarters to make alcohol-based hand sanitizer to assist with preventative care during the COVID-19 pandemic. "We are now able to source what we need to manufacture hand sanitizer, which meets the rec- ommendations set by the World Health Organi- zation," says LSI Brand Marketing Specialist Eric Trimble. "We have been giving the hand sanitizer away for free to our local hospital and health care 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." This is just the latest charitable effort from company founder and philanthropist Chris Gabrelcik. "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," he says. "This is an unprece- dented time in health care, 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." Dometic Engineers Make Mask Straps During the COVID-19 outbreak, Dometic did its part to help the medical community fight the pandemic. Two engineers at Dometic used the time to create mask straps on 3D printers. The idea came from a student who sent a request for help creating these mask straps that help relieve pressure from behind the ears when wearing them all day. Clayton Meyers, an engineer at Dometic's Elkhart Verdant office, was able to produce about 300 mask straps so far. A portion of the masks have gone to a local school system, as they have been providing free lunches to students. The rest of the masks are intended for local hospitals and nursing homes. Bill Rimel, an engineer located at one of Dometic's manufacturing sites in Big Prairie, Ohio, also made mask straps, which also have gone to area hospitals and nursing homes. "We want to do as much as we can to support our health care and essential workers during this unprecedented period," says Scott Nelson, president of Dometic Americas. "Our engineers have been dedicating their time and talent for producing these mask straps. They have been able to utilize the resources that Dometic has available and provide relief from the current shortage of masks." Dometic supplies mobile living equipment for the RV industry. RV PRO SPECIAL SECTION July 2020 • RV PRO • 59

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