Crazy Aaron's, the creators of Thinking Putty, announced they will be temporarily shifting their operations from toy-making to producing much-needed hand sanitizer at its plant in Norristown, Pennsylvania.
"Chemistry and formulas are what we do at Crazy Aaron's. We have the ability to hop on science projects quickly here at Crazy Aaron's, and we're looking at this effort to create an FDA-approved hand sanitizer formula as the ultimate science project," said Founder and Executive Chairman, Aaron Muderick. "It's an honor to help in any way we can during this uncertain time."
According to company officials, in just 72 hours Crazy Aaron's engineering team successfully changed over their production line to produce hand sanitizer, obtained the necessary government approvals, and have already donated the first 100 gallons produced to local first responders. The company had materials on hand which were able to be put into immediate use. Crazy Aaron's has the capability to produce 1500 gallons per day.
Additionally, by partnering with Norristown neighbor Five Saints Distilling, the business has been able to secure supplies so that production can increase. Currently, Crazy Aaron's is seeking additional organizations who may be in need of hand sanitizer, and will continue to ramp up daily production quantities, officials said.
"We're very proud of the ingenuity, teamwork and community esprit de corps demonstrated by Aaron Muderick of Crazy Aaron's and John George of Five Saints Distilling," said Crandall Jones, Norristown's Municipal Administrator and CAO. "The Municipal Council greatly appreciates these great Norristown businesses and their commitment and partnership in doing their part to help keep our community and all of Montgomery County safe in these challenging times."