As a direct result of growing demand for Igloo Coolers products, the 73-year-old company plans to fill up to 500 temporary manufacturing positions at its 1.8 million square-foot, three-building, campus in Katy, Texas.
According to company officials, “as many businesses are continuing to feel adverse effects of COVID-19, Igloo products are in high demand as consumers need to keep their drinks cold and food fresh on “staycations” and backyard adventures, close-to-home family day trips, and “bring your own everything” small gatherings.
Igloo’s CEO and President, Dave Allen said, “We are extremely proud of our team’s response to the pandemic. We reacted quickly to ensure the safety of our staff, kept our workforce employed when sales slowed, and have also been able to rally our community to donate $203,794 to support those in need during this time. Now changing consumer actions have caused a spike in demand for our product and we are seeking to fill hundreds of new American manufacturing jobs.”
At its facility in Katy, Texas, Igloo said it has implemented strict policies to keep workers safe. Every employee’s temperature is taken prior to entering, social distancing protocols are in place, trained medica
l professionals are on-site, and employees with symptoms or a positive test for COVID-19 are given paid sick leave.