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Berry boosting production due to coronavirus

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — Evansville-based Berry Global Group Inc. (NYSE: BERY) says it is prioritizing the production of nonwoven healthcare products at two of its facilities in China. The company says the nonwoven materials are used to manufacture products that can help protect against airborne particles, such as the coronavirus.

The materials produced at the facilities in Nanhai, China and Suzhou, China are used in face masks, N95 respirators and protective apparel, all of which Berry says have been in high demand due to the recent coronavirus outbreak.

“Our thoughts go out to those affected by the coronavirus, Curt Begle, president of Berry’s Health, Hygiene, and Specialties Division, said in a news release. “Our dedicated teams are working around the clock to manufacture as much of these materials as possible to help prevent the spread of the virus.”

Berry says it has advised employees in the affected areas to use extra caution, including the use of face masks, hand sanitizer and hand soaps.