The year of Purell is still happening.
Gojo Industries, the family-owned company that dominates the hand sanitizer gel business, just rented 700,000 square feet at the mostly empty I-X Center in Cleveland to stockpile inventory, according to our sister paper Crain's Cleveland Business.
Akron, Ohio-based Gojo hasn't said exactly what it will store at the site, but noted it has produced and shipped 300 percent more Purell in 2020 than it did in 2019. It previously purchased an extra 2 million square feet for manufacturing and doubled the number of its plants in North America.
And as packaging suppliers have noted, demand for sanitizer containers and dispensers has soared in 2020.