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Deemed 'critical,' soap manufacturer ramps up production


MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Vanguard Soap was founded in 1943 at the height of World War II and was immediately part of the national wartime infrastructure.

For only the second time in the company's history, it's being called on to maintain production, both as a critical piece of the defense industry because it makes components used in ammunition by the U.S. Army, and by the Department of Homeland Security.

An entire nation washing its collective hands for 20 seconds each, numerous times a day, burns through a lot of soap.

Vanguard shareholder Ken Roberts looks at the new output levels from th...

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