M.S. Walker has converted its liquor production facility in Readville to produce bottles of hand sanitizer, which it's distributing to firefighters, police and healthcare workers across the Northeast at no charge.
The company is using its "high-proof grain alcohol as a base," a spokesman says, adding that it's shipping the bottles of hand sanitizer to its Norwood headquarters for distribution across the region.
By tomorrow, the company will have produced 45,000 bottles of sanitizer and says it plans to increase production to keep up with demand.
The factory is in an industrial park that was formerly home to a Stop & Shop distribution warehouse.