South Florida Tissue Paper Co. works to wipe away woes amid coronavirus crisis
Demand increases as toilet paper remains in short supply
Posted: 1:24 PM, Mar 25, 2020 Updated: 12:24 PM, Mar 25, 2020
By: Peter Burke
Photo by: Courtesy of WSVN
A worker watches rolls of toilet papers on the assembly line at the South Florida Tissue Paper Co.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. A South Florida toilet paper manufacturer has, not surprisingly, seen an increase in business during the coronavirus pandemic.
The South Florida Tissue Paper Co. in Miami Gardens is working to wipe away the woes of families in short supply.
"People want to quarantine. They want to stay safe at home," Juan Corzo, vice president of the company, told WSVN. "Toilet paper is something you definitely want to have."
But how much? Corzo said one roll lasts longer than most would think. "A 500-sheet roll is going to last you anywhere from two to three weeks, depending on the person," he said.
Courtesy of WSVN The South Florida Tissue Paper Co. is based in Miami Gardens.
The company typically makes 120,000 rolls of toilet paper per day. However, since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, that number has steadily increased.
"Before coronavirus we were receiving anywhere from three to four truckloads per day in orders," Corzo said. "Right now we're receiving anywhere from 30 to 40 truckloads." Corzo said hoarders and price gougers have made it harder for everyday people to find. "I think that everybody should be fair on how much they consume, how much they sell the product for, so everybody can have a fair share," he said.
Where are they getting the paper pulp to make this tissue?