Ozark River Manufacturing makes NSF-Certified Portable Sinks Because Hand Washing is Not Just for the Bathroom Anymore

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This US manufacturer built a successful business on compliance. Now, Ozark River Manufacturing is focused on prevention and is part of safe reopening and healthy ongoing operating strategies for businesses nationwide.

Martin Watts, Founder and CEO, Ozark River Manufacturing

"We built a business on compliance, but our new focus is on prevention," Watts says. "It's time to get hand washing out of solely the bathroom and into public areas..."

Martin Watts, Founder and CEO of Ozark River Manufacturing, wants to get hand washing out of the bathroom!

Experts may argue about gloves, masks and even social distancing, but one thing the CDC, WHO and other authorities agree upon, is this: hand hygiene remains the front line defense against the spread of disease. Since 2004, Ozark River Manufacturing, leaders in hand wash compliance, has been delivering safety and convenience in the design and delivery of NSF-certified portable hand sinks.

Ozark River Manufacturing may be small (16 employees), but it’s the only manufacturer of its kind that was able to meet the immediate demand of an order for the Jacob Javits Center “makeshift hospital” in NYC in the wake of the 2020 pandemic.

Now, organizations including restaurants, retail, office complexes, manufacturers and non-profit organizations are devising strategies to safely reopen and operate; recognizing the importance of NSF-certified portable sinks, which require no plumbing, in public areas, near entrances, and employee break rooms ... not just in the bathrooms.

Founder and CEO, Martin Watts, who holds several patents, is a tireless ---and enthusiastic --- inventor and entrepreneur. He has become an authority on hand washing protocols, the importance of NSF certification, and how manufacturing remains an essential business. Watts has a vision for how the future may look for manufacturing, business and public health/safety. His company, Ozark River Manufacturing, helped to keep other businesses open during the pandemic, and is now part of safe reopening and ongoing healthy operation strategies nationwide. MGM Grand, Sony Pictures, Toyota, Boeing, Cracker Barrel, and Turner Construction are just a few of the companies that have contacted Ozark River for information on the quick addition of hand washing stations for their customers and employees.

Watts oversees a team that provides a critical and convenient solution to improve personal hygiene and the ability to comply with state and local hand wash codes, as well as fight the spread of diseases like Covid-19. The company’s everlasting commitment to provide a top quality product that is essential to maximizing safety is why Ozark River Manufacturing is the world’s foremost portable sink manufacturer. Ozark River portable hand sinks feature instant hot water technology and convenient quick connect tanks. Without the expense of plumbing, users gain the hygiene benefits of instant hot water in both indoor portable sinks and outdoor portable sinks.

New York’s Jacob Javits Center, a 2.1-million-square-foot convention center within the densest, most populous American city, became a makeshift hospital as the city fought Covid-19. Ozark River Manufacturing delivered 70 sinks to the Javits Center within days, the only manufacturer of its kind that was able to meet the demand of that order so quickly.

Ozark River Manufacturing is a small but mighty, 40,000 sq. ft. portable sink manufacturing facility located in the heart of Middle Tennessee; a perfect example of efficiency for providing time saving delivery to the entire contiguous United States. From restaurants and food service businesses that gain new convenience and opportunities as a result of Ozark River Portable Sinks®, to educators and daycare centers that have healthier students and fewer absentees, to businesses that are now in hand wash code compliance due to implementing the use of portable sinks – the Ozark River team takes great pride in every portable hand sink they manufacture.

Watts fosters a team culture that is supportive and solutions-oriented with consistent communication and positive reinforcement.

With attention to quality that is as pure as the hot water they dispense, all Ozark River portable hand sinks feature instant hot water technology and convenient quick connect tanks. Without the expense of plumbing, each customer gains the hygiene benefits of instant hot water in both indoor portable sinks and outdoor portable sinks.

The CDC recommends washing hands with soap and water whenever possible as proper hand hygiene reduces the amounts of all types of germs and chemicals on hands.

"We built a business on compliance, but our new focus is on prevention," Watts says. "It's time to get hand washing out of solely the bathroom and into public areas; at entrances, in break-rooms and more."

Ozark River Manufacturing supports Global Handwashing Day, observed annually on October 15th.

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