Assemblywoman Buttenschon Applauds Revere Copper Products’ Donation of Antimicrobial Copper Tape to Rome Schools

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) attended a press event on Friday hosted by Revere Copper Products which donated antimicrobial copper tape to the Rome City School District. The tape will be used for high-touch surfaces, such as doorknobs, throughout Rome schools.

“Antimicrobial copper alloys have been shown to reduce the spread of germs and viruses and their inclusion in building construction plans can help keep our families healthy and safe, said Buttenschon. “I want to thank Revere Copper Products for its generous donation to the Rome City School District. Responsible community partners like Revere are critically important for our communities’ future and help make our Mohawk Valley communities special.”

The event was held at Gansevoort Elementary School in Rome. All alloys that are at least 65% copper and don’t have a coating are naturally antimicrobial, which can help slow the spread of colds, seasonal illnesses like the flu and COVID-19. Originally founded in 1801 and established in Rome in 1928, Revere Copper Products has generously donated money and copper products to local schools and organizations in recent years. Last month, Revere was added to the New York State Historic Business Preservation Registry after being nominated by Assemblywoman Buttenschon.