Thetford Corporation Pitching in to Combat the Spread of COVID-19

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Thetford has a long history as the world’s leading manufacturer of mobile sanitation and refrigeration products, specifically for the RV, marine, and camping markets. But with the recent COVID-19 outbreak, Thetford is also using its supplies to ensure hand sanitizer reaches neighboring communities in need.

“In times of crisis, it’s important for us to do what we can to help the community,” noted Barry Eckel, Thetford’s Executive Vice President, The Americas. “Michigan is one of the most affected states across the country. As a company proudly headquartered in the southeast corner of the state, we feel it’s our duty to contribute and help reduce the spread of the virus.”

Thetford recently donated over 4,400 bottles and sprayers to a local partner, Ugly Dog Distillery, who creates the FDA approved sanitizer solution. Pint sized bottles are being given out for free at the distillery, and bulk orders can be placed by frontline organizations and essential businesses. Thetford’s contribution helps maintain the operation’s supply for the increasing community demand.

One of the many businesses that received hand sanitizer is the St. Louis Center, a residential community that cares for adults and children who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, located in Chelsea, Michigan.

“We still have several bottle deliveries that are being prepared for shipment,” noted Barry. “At Thetford, we are proud to do our part in aiding the community during this difficult time, and we are thankful for partners like Ugly Dog Distillery who are using their capabilities and partnering with us to help make a difference.”


A privately held global leader, Thetford has North American headquarters in Ann Arbor, Mich., U.S.A., and European headquarters in Etten Leur, Netherlands. It maintains manufacturing facilities in the U.S.A., Netherlands, United Kingdom, Italy and China. Thetford understands the importance of leisure time. Available worldwide through a variety of marketing channels, Thetford products lead in quality, ease of use, reliability and sustainability. For additional information about Thetford, please visit

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