Arropure, a new hand sanitizer brand made by Arropol Chemicals of Dalton, Georgia, has launched a “Helping Hand” initiative in support of the floor covering industry. For every purchase of the hand sanitizer by a World Floor Covering Association member, Arropure will refund 10% of the price to the Floor Covering Education Foundation to help recruit and train the next generation of installers. (Order at

Ralph Boe, PhD, and president of Arropol Chemicals, has spent his career as a CEO in floor covering manufacturing. “In all the years I’ve been in the flooring industry, all I’ve heard is that we haven’t had enough qualified installers. We put this program together that keeps retailers and manufacturers safe, while at the same time providing funding that goes back to the foundation.”

Arropure approached the WFCA with the refund idea, and Scott Humphrey, CEO of WFCA, observed the advantages to everyone this way: “We’re providing a resource you would need anyway. You utilize that resource and at the same time benefit the Floor Covering Education Foundation and together, we solve this problem.”

Steve Abernathy, head of the FCEF, added, “The Floor Covering Education Foundation is poised to tackle one of our industry’s most pressing issues – installer recruitment and education.  To meet this difficult challenge, FCEF needs involvement from every area of our industry and we are excited that Arropure has chosen to partner with the WFCA and FCEF to support this important initiative.”

Arropure is an alcohol-based formula made in the U.S. and meets all the requirements of the CDC and W.H.O. It is also registered with the FDA and will kill 99.99% of all the germs that will make you sick, the company said.

Arropure is sold by the case in 8 oz, half-liter, liter and gallon bottles. Also available is a hands-free dispenser, as well as pallets of product that can be purchased.​

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