Archive | April, 2020

Donating Cutter™Brand Hand Sanitizer to the Community

April 27, 2020


We continue to applaud our Home and Garden business unit for producing hand sanitizer in just two short weeks. After distributing the hand sanitizer to all 15 Spectrum Brands facilities and offices across the U.S., we turned to the community.

We’re proud to be able to give back to our community, especially in times of extreme need. We donated 5,000 bottles of hand sanitizer to our community partner St. Louis Area Foodbank, which will be distributed throughout their network and to individuals in need of assistance in St. Louis. See more about this donation on the local news.

We also donated a large portion of the initial run of Cutter™ Brand hand sanitizer to local communities like Noblesville, Indiana including the Noblesville Fire Deparment and the Noblesville Police Department. It’s an honor to help out our first responders in a small way. Thank you for all that you do!

Sean Raines, Senior Director of Marketing, delivered two cases of Cutter™ brand hand sanitizer to the NRVCS Montgomery Center in Blacksburg, Virginia earlier this week. He’s pictured here with Kara Clemons, Quality and Risk Management Lead for NRVCS.

NRVCS said in a tweet, “We are incredibly grateful for this generous donation from Spectrum Brands and appreciate their help in keeping our employees and clients safe. We are all in this together!”


We’re working on getting Cutter™ Brand hand sanitizer into the hands of our consumers. Stay safe, everyone!


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You Keep Us Going

April 23, 2020


You Keep Us Going from Spectrum Brands on Vimeo.

Our production, distribution, and retail services teams are working around the globe (and around the clock) to keep our essential products in the hands of consumers. Their daily efforts are the backbone of our business and are vital to our success. We have a simple message for these 7,000 employees at 26 sites around the world who are producing, shipping, and stocking product: Thank you for all that you do–now more than ever. You keep us going.

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Cutter® Starts Producing and Donating Hand Sanitizer During Covid-19 Crisis

April 4, 2020


Hats off to our Home and Garden business unit! In two short weeks, our Blacksburg, Virginia team formulated and pivoted manufacturing to produce hand sanitizer, a much-needed product during this unprecedented pandemic. The team then began supplying the hand sanitizer to all 15 Spectrum Brands facilities and offices across the U.S. to promote the safety of the organization’s employees.

In addition to supplying hand sanitizer to employees and facilities, Cutter™ brand will donate hand sanitizer to local organizations across the communities in which Spectrum Brands has operations. Cutter® mosquito and tick repellent products have been protecting families for over 50 years as one of the leading repellent brands in the U.S.

“It’s a natural extension of the brand portfolio to expand the Cutter™ line beyond insect protection to fight germs as well,” said Steve Schwallie, Division Vice President of Marketing at Spectrum Brands. “We are pleased to be able to move into this segment and provide these products for our community partners.”

While the team continues to identify community partners, Carilion Clinic, a not-for-profit health care organization based in Roanoke, Va., and the St. Louis Area Foodbank are among the first organizations to receive Cutter™ hand sanitizer donations. The St. Louis Area Foodbank will distribute the donated sanitizers to its network and use them within its facility.

“We are so grateful for our ongoing partnership with Cutter™ brand and for this donation of hand sanitizers,” said Meredith Knopp, President and CEO for the St. Louis Area Foodbank. “Proper sanitation is critical for us to continue serving those in need in the St. Louis community. Cutter™ brand has been a longtime partner of ours, and this donation will go a long way – for our network and the individuals in need of assistance in our community.”

Cutter™ hand sanitizer will also be available to consumers in the coming weeks.

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