Tar Heel Traveler: Small town soap company finds success during pandemic
While many businesses are hurting from the pandemic -- others are actually getting a boost. Charlie's Soap, established in 1976, is a family soap company that's gained popularity through out the decades in its small textile town--and on the internet. Their business has quadrupled during a time when "we've got to get things clean."
AND ALSO OFFERING AND SANITIZERS ABOUT THE STORE. CURBSIDE PICKUP IS AN OPTION MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY WHILE MANY BUSINESSES ARE HURTING FROM THE PANDEMIC OTHERS ARE GETTING A BOOST FROM THE CORONAVIRUS SPIRIT TONIGHT WE FIND A SCOTT MASON WITH THE GREENSBORO AT A SUB COMPANY WITH A SUCCESS STORY.>>REPORTER: A SMALL TOWN AND ROCKING HIM COUNTY, THIS AREA ONCE KNOWN FOR TEXTILES AND THEN LUBRICANTS AND THEN SOAP. I'M NOT VERY SMART BUT I SURE AM LUCKY.>> HIS LUCK RUNS DEEP. LAUNDRY LIQUID INTO KITCHEN AND BATH CLEAN, AND HOUSEHOLD CLEANING. CLEANS BLOOD, POOP AND FOOD, CHARLIE'S SOAP. >> THE SOAP IS NAMED AFTER MY DAD. CHARLIE WORKED AT A TEXTILE LUBRICANT PLANT AND CHARLIE JUNIOR DID AS WELL. CHARLIE JUNIOR INVENTED A SOAP TO CLEAN THE OILY TEXTILE MACHINES AND IT WORKED SO WELL THAT THE TEXTILE WORKERS BEGAN TAKING IT HOME TO CLEAN THEIR CARS AND CLOTHES.>> I SAID THIS STUFF WAS GREAT.>> CHARLIE'S SOAP WAS BORN ESTABLISHED 1976. SPIRIT IT WORKS WELL BECAUSE NOTHING ELSE WAS BORN OUT OF THE TEXTILE MILL MENTALITY WHERE IT WORKED.>> IT IS MADE AND ROCKING HIM COUNTY AND TODAY SOLD ALL OVER THE WORLD. SPIRIT WE WERE JUST A TINY GUY BUT THE PEOPLE OUT THERE WERE SO PLEASE THAT HAD SOMETHING TO BE ALL THESE GUYS, THEY JUST CHECK THEM. SPIRIT WE BECAME THE NUMBER ONE SELLING LOTTERY POWDER ON THE INTERNET. AND NOW ANOTHER RIPPLE EFFECT. THE PANDEMIC. SPIN EVERYBODY REALIZED WE HAVE TO GET THINGS CLEAN.>> THE NEXT THING WE KNOW OUR BUSINESS QUADRUPLED OVERNIGHT. >> IT IS WONDERFUL AND THEY DO NOT SEE THE SMILE ON MY FACE.>> A BOOSTER WITH SO MANY OTHER COMPANIES ARE SUFFOCATING. CHARLIE IS USED TO THE IRONY. SPIN I'M NOT SUPPOSED TO THE PRAISE OF THE CHINESE THESE DAYS BUT THEY WERE BUYING ALL OF THE MACHINES FROM THE TEXTILE MILLS BUT THEY WANTED THEM SUPER CLEANED BUT>> THAT IS WHAT HELPED KEEP THE COMPANY MOVING DURING THE EARLY DAYS. SPIN IT WAS AGREED BEFORE IT WAS COOL TO BE GREEN.>> AND IT IS AN DEMAND MORE THAN EVER. LUCKY FOR CHARLIE.>> WITH PATIENCE AND PERSEVERANCE YOU WILL PREVAIL AND WE WILL MAKE PEOPLE'S LIVES A LITTLE BETTER AND A CRAZY WORLD. >> SCOTT MASON WRAL NEWS