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Fusion Chemical teaming up with Vera Bradley

Posted: Friday, July 24, 2020

Fusion Chemical, a local company, stepped up during the COVID-19 pandemic to manufacture hand sanitizer. Now they are beginning a donorship program with the Vera Bradley Foundation that will donate 3% of all Fusion Chemical sanitizer sales back to the foundation.

Fusion Chemical, a metalworking fluids manufacturer located at 99 E. Joe Street in Huntington, reoriented parts of its production early in the pandemic to make hand sanitizer. The business manufactures cutting fluids, industrial floor cleaners, general purpose cleaners, rust preventatives, hydraulic oils and engine oils among many other metalworking fluids. It has operated in Huntington since December 2018.

Co-owner Matt East and business partner Karl Kuchta found they could access the raw materials to make hand sanitizer through supply chains they have developed over many years in the industry. The company donated a large amount of hand sanitizer to local needs during the pandemic shortage, and also sells the product in five-gallon pails, 55-gallon drums, 330-gallon totes and 22-ounce bottles.

Fusion Chemical would also like to partner with businesses locally that have an interest in selling 22 oz. bottles of sanitizer that are locally made. East said that the focus of Fusion Chemical is to work with other companies to invest in and give back to the Huntington community as much as they can.