Many local factories transform to meet needs of pandemic fight

FREE SANITIZER: Liam Maloney, tasting room manager at The Industrious Spirit Co. in Providence, stands at the company’s “drive-up” window, where it is offering people free bottles of hand sanitizer that it makes using the byproduct of its vodka manufacturing. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
FREE SANITIZER: Liam Maloney, tasting room manager at The Industrious Spirit Co. in Providence, stands at the company’s “drive-up” window, where it is offering people free bottles of hand sanitizer that it makes using the byproduct of its vodka manufacturing. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
Matouk Luxury Linens is known for exquisite bedding, an elegant product aimed at Americans who shop in department stores for towels, sheets and ­pillowcases. That was before March, before Bloomingdale’s Inc. closed all of its stores, soon to be followed by Macy’s and other retailers. In the span of a few weeks, long-standing orders for…

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  1. I want everyone in the state, everyone in the country and everyone in the world to know what s generous and kind man George Matouk is along with his wife, Mindy. He and his lovely wife Mindy have showed unbelievable compassion and generosity to a local refugee mom and her kid; I can only imagine how much they are doing for others during this difficult time. George is the embodiment of the quintessential American story of going above and beyond when the country needs you. They are what it means to be American.