Katy Igloo factory ramps up efforts to send coolers to healthcare workers, pledges profits to CDC

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

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By: Rebecca Hennes - Houston Chronicle

Igloo Coolers is ramping up efforts at its Katy factory to help send water jugs and Playmate coolers to healthcare workers and first responders at area hospitals and COVID-19 testing sites.

The company has enforced "strict new health and safety protocols" to ensure fast delivery of items to healthcare workers, according to a recent Facebook post. In addition to providing supplies for hospitals and testing sites, the company has pledged to donate all online proceeds from Playmate coolers to the CDC Foundation Coronavirus Response Fund, according to a news release.

“As a proud American manufacturer, we want to do our part to unify our country behind the collective efforts to fight the spread of the coronavirus. We support our national community of tireless healthcare workers on the front lines working through this time of uncertainty,” Dave Allen, Igloo President & CEO said in the release. “Donating 100 percent of profits from the sales of Playmate coolers on igloocoolers.com is not only going to deliver needed resources to the CDC Foundation’s Coronavirus Response Fund, but also symbolizes American manufacturing persevering in the toughest of times.”

As regional coronavirus cases continue to surge, city leaders, sports icons, celebrities and every day Good Samaritans are stepping up to help Houston flatten the curve. See our list of Houston's heroes during the pandemic on Chron.com.

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