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Case study: facility hygiene during COVID-19

Facility hygiene is always important, but it jumped to the top of the priority list during the coronavirus pandemic. Companies and workers were scrambling to keep each other safe, and DMG flew into action to help.

The problem: Hand sanitizer was hard to find

You remember the headlines: Empty shelves in supermarkets, outrageous price gouging – no one could get their hands on toilet paper or hand sanitizer. 

But distribution centers needed sanitizer to help keep their employees safe. These were essential workers. Staying home was not an option.  

The DMG solution

The customer ordered liquid ethanol alcohol sanitizer directly from distilleries, but it showed up in either 5-gallon buckets or 50-gallon drumsSo it was up to DMG providers to move the sanitizer from the buckets and drums into squeeze bottles.  

The project was complicated by the extreme volatility and flammability of ethanol and alcohol. Technicians had to wear special boots and clothing to prevent electrostatic sparks. And any extra sanitizer had to be stored in special refrigerated trailers away from the distribution center buildings.  

The logistics were intricate as well. Even within the same company, the needs varied greatly at different sites. Some needed just a few 5-gallon buckets of sanitizer; others needed 50 50-gallon drums. But DMG oversaw the entire project, making sure the right number of properly qualified, properly trained and outfitted technicians was at each site to get the job done.

The problem: Workers needed 6 feet of space

By now you know the drill with COVID-19: Mask up, wash your hands and stay 6 feet away from anyone not in your “bubble.” But at warehouses and distribution centers, 6 feet of space isn’t always possible.

The DMG solution

DMG installed thousands of plexiglass barriers in distribution centers across the country. The customer had different specifications and needs for each site – glass type and thickness, for example – but DMG met them all.  

Some of the barriers were bolted to the floor. Others were tethered to the ceiling. The project was further complicated by the fact it needed to be finished quickly, but whatever the customer needed, DMG found a way to get it done.

The DMG difference

DMG’s nationwide buying centers and expertise mean you can trust us to manage the project from start to finish. You focus on your day-to-day operations, and DMG will coordinate everything else, making sure the project is done quickly, correctly, safely and at a fair price.

Some projects involve hundreds of providers working at hundreds of sites spread across the country. That’s a lot to manage. But with DMG, it’s one call for the customer, and we handle the rest.

Our relationships with our customers are long-term. We’re committed to ensuring each project is done correctly the first time so you’ll continue to trust us the next time you need help.

Contact DMG to learn more.

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The problem: Hand sanitizer was hard to find

You remember the headlines: Empty shelves in supermarkets, outrageous price gouging – no one could get their hands on toilet paper or hand sanitizer. 

But distribution centers needed sanitizer to help keep their employees safe. These were essential workers. Staying home was not an option.