Medline is using its manufacturing facility in Hartland, Wis., to produce hand sanitizer.
The 300,000-square-foot plant will be able to produce 150,000 bottles of hand sanitizer a week by mid-April. It now produces infection prevention products and will be able to produce the hand sanitizer five days a week.
"This is an unprecedented time in healthcare, with many unknowns. We knew we had to do something to help our customers and are working diligently to modify our space to bring this much needed product to market," said Stu Schneider, group president of Medline.
Medline said it is looking into hiring more employees based on demand and availability of materials.