The manufacturing leg of Halosil International has had to add a shift at its Fort Washington facility to fill an order for 150 disinfectant machines it is sending to China, writes Ira Porter for the Delaware Online.
The machines will help China’s health care facilities battle the coronavirus which has so far killed 910 people, including one U.S. citizen.
According to Maryalice StClair, vice president of business development and co-owner of Halosi, the number of ordered units is as many as the company sells in a year.
Each unit costs around $10,000 and is about the size of a golf bag.
“It’s shame that this is happening, but quite frankly we have the tools to contain it, and we are getting them there very, very rapidly,” said StClair.
The company has been sending out the order in small shipments as soon as the units are manufactured and the special disinfectant solution they require is created.
In addition to the China order, the company has also received orders from several other Asian countries, including South Korea and the Philippines.
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