My previous column for Glass Magazine focused on three reasons why commercial glass manufacturers can benefit from adopting new equipment and technology on the plant floor. The column was drafted in March and appeared in April—and in some ways, it feels like that was a lifetime ago.
Since then, our industry and every other have been dramatically reshaped by the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re reading this, chances are your organization was deemed “essential,” and you’ve needed to implement unprecedented safety measures throughout the business in order to minimize the likelihood of viral spread while still delivering on customer demands.
As we approach the fall, with the initial shutdown and economic pause largely
behind us but necessary safety precautions still in place, most customers I’ve spoken with recently have found themselves as busy as ever. Orders are up, and manufacturers are navigating new operational challenges associated with