TC sims disinfectant 040320 GLENDALE HEIGHTS – State Senators Elgie Sims and Tom Cullerton worked with PathoSans/Klarion Technologies, a division of Spraying Systems Co., to spearhead efforts to make disinfectant and sanitizer more readily available to first responders across Illinois.

Sims (D-Chicago) and Cullerton (D-Villa Park) partnered with PathoSans Technologies to secure up to 5,000 gallons per day of its PathoCide® disinfectant and sanitizer, which will allow the state to clean vehicles, work surfaces, and facilities to keep government personnel and citizens safer during the coronavirus crisis.

“All of us at PathoSans are honored to do our part to help the State in this unprecedented time of crisis,” said Dr. William J. Kohley, President of PathoSans/Klarion Technologies, USA.“ The systems we make and sell are designed to supply large volumes of environmentally responsible cleaners and sanitizers. We make these products right here in Illinois, and we knew we could help people by supplying this critical product that’s currently not available from other suppliers.”

PathoSans Technologies will donate the disinfectant to state first responders and the teams that support them, as well as other state personnel who cannot secure enough disinfectant and sanitizer due to shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It is the generosity and goodwill of people and companies throughout the state that will get us through this unprecedented and difficult time,” Sims said. “I commend PathoSans for doing their part to keep our first responders and frontline workers safe. Thank you for stepping up. I can only hope that others will follow your lead as we work to fight COVID-19 in Illinois.”

Sims and Cullerton were pleased to work with an Illinois business to help battle this pandemic. One of the key steps in limiting the spread of COVID-19 is cleaning and disinfecting commonly used surfaces.

“I’m incredibly proud to see a business within our community join the fight to battle this awful pandemic,” Cullerton said. “Our first responders are working day and night to keep us all safe. Making this disinfectant readily available will help stop the spread of COVID-19. It is absolutely essential that we take every possible step to give our first responders and constituents the resources to be safe during this pandemic.”

PathoSans thanks Governor J.B. Pritzker and his staff, especially Deputy Governor Christian Mitchell; the Illinois Department of Agriculture, including Director Jerry Costello, General Counsel John Teefey and the department’s technical staff; State Senators Tom Cullerton and Elgie R. Sims, Jr.; State Representative Deb Conroy; DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin; Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle; Cook County Emergency Management Director Bill Barnes; President and CEO of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association Mark Denzler; and Andrew Wheeler, Vice President of Marketing, FutureCeuticals, and Chairman, Kankakee County Board. Without their help, PathoSans could not have navigated the regulatory process that enabled us to deploy PathoCide sanitizer in the fight against COVID-19.