GOJO Industries Announces GBAC STAR Grant Recipients

Oct. 25, 2021
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GOJO Industries, the makers of PURELL products, announced the recipients of a grant that helps qualifying airports seek Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR Facility Accreditation, the cleaning industry’s only outbreak response and recovery accreditation for facilities.

The program is in collaboration with ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, and GBAC, a division of ISSA. The grant helps airports demonstrate their commitment to the health and safety of their employees and travelers. Accredited facilities demonstrate correct work practices, procedures, and systems are in place to prepare, respond, and recover from outbreaks and pandemics. The following airports received grants from GOJO as part of this year’s program:

• Albany International Airport (ALB – Albany, New York)

• Albert J. Ellis Airport (OAJ – Richlands, North Carolina)

• Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport (BRO – Brownsville, Texas)

• Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE – Cleveland, Ohio)

• Colorado Springs Airport (COS – Colorado Springs, Colorado)

• Dayton International Airport (DAY – Vandalia, Ohio)

• Edmonton International Airport (CYEG – Alberta, Canada)

• Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB – Green Bay, Wisconsin)

• Jacksonville International Airport (JAX – Jacksonville, Florida)

• Palm Beach International Airport (PBI – West Palm Beach, Florida)

• Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (JFK, EWR, LGA, SWF, TEB – New York, New York)

“We are very grateful that GOJO has provided us with this grant to ensure Cleveland Hopkins International Airport will maintain its aggressive disinfection and infectious disease prevention program throughout this pandemic and beyond,” said John Goersmeyer, communications officer, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. “This accreditation assures that we are well equipped to keep our travelers safe as we continue the battle to end to this pandemic once and for all.”

With more than 60 airports currently accredited by GBAC STAR in the United States, the GOJO-sponsored grant provides the opportunity for other airports to demonstrate their commitment to cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention readiness.