OmniTRAX, Inc. is working through its extended supply chain network to provide hand sanitizer to the City and County of Denver where its headquarters are located and communities serviced by its managed railroads and terminals around North America.
Understanding the dramatic increase in demand for hand sanitizer, PPE and other materials, the Supply Chain Management group at OmniTRAX first found a company in Boulder, vodka maker J&L Distilling, that had turned its production over to the antiseptic lotion using ethanol it had in stock. The initial order of a 55-gallon drum was to provide train operators and others at the company’s rail properties with the materials they need to keep safe while at work.
The Supply Chain Management group then turned its attention to sourcing more hand sanitizer for frontline personnel in OmniTRAX’s hometown of Denver. Hearing from J&L that they couldn’t locate ethanol from its regular sources, the Supply Chain Management group scoured its extensive resource list to find a supplier and connected the two companies to provide supply options so J&L can keep up with the demand. “We have a corporate culture that’s based on safety and giving back to the communities we serve, so this effort came naturally to us. We are committed to making a difference in Denver and beyond during these trying times.” Greg Ferraro, Vice President of Supply Chain, OmniTRAX
OmniTRAX is also instructing its rail and terminal units to share excess hand sanitizer with local hospitals, first responders and other agencies in need. A list of these donations will be made available at a future date.