CINCINNATI — The COVID-19 pandemic has forced meat processors across the country to shut down -- but not Glier's Goetta in Covington.
The local company has stepped up its efforts to keep its workforce safe during the crisis by adopting a different type of technology that should provide an extra layer of protection and sanitization.
Glier's is using an ionized hydrogen peroxide air purification system to reduce the spread of viruses and contamination. The purifier charges the air, continually disinfecting the air space 24/7.
"We've had some really good results as far as bacteria counts within the building, but now we've noticed that our people have not had colds like we used to," said Dan Glier, president of Glier's Meats.
The technology was created by Dayton-based company Microbial Technologies. The machine is able to kill viruses like H1N1, pneumonia, MRSA and the flu. Now, the company is carefully tracking how effective it is when it comes to killing the COVID-19 virus.