JOHNSTOWN – The Greenfield Global plant in Johnstown has received Health Canada approval to supply their new Technical Grade Alcohol to Canadian companies making hand sanitizers, helping bolster Ontario’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, says Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MPP Steve Clark.
“I’m so pleased that Health Canada has given Greenfield Global the green light. According to Statistics Canada, demand for hand sanitizer has risen over 700%, year over year. The fact that this is the first such approval in Canada is an indication of the quality product that their dedicated employees make right here in our riding,” said Clark. “I want to personally thank Greenfield Global for their passionate commitment to meet the incredible national demand for the alcohol that goes into hand sanitizers. It is urgently required by our health-care heroes and everyone on the frontlines in the battle against the virus.”
“Steve Clark supported Greenfield Global in its efforts to seek federal approval by taking the lead in securing a strong endorsement by the Ontario government. It is yet another indication of the close working relationship between the Ontario and federal governments as they work together to combat the national threat of COVID-19,” said Greenfield Global CEO & President, Howard Field.
Clark said the community has always been able to rely on Greenfield Global Johnstown and its local employees to be strong supporters of community initiatives and fundraisers. Now they are helping all of Canada.
“This is just the latest example of Greenfield showing their Ontario Spirit and going the extra mile by stepping up in a time of need,” said Clark.