Posted on November 1, 2021
Manufacturing Challenges During Covid 19
Justin Gordon, CEO of Amramp, was part of a panel discussion at the Connect 24 Business Alliance (formerly the Randolph & Stoughton Chambers of Commerce) on the challenges and successes manufacturing companies encountered during the Covid 19 pandemic.
The Annual Manufacturing Panel Discussion was held at Lombardo’s Restaurant on October 7.
The panel was moderated by WCVB News Center 5 Morning Anchor Doug Meehan. The other panelists were Kathryn Prioli, Rustic Creations by Kathryn, Cady Zildjian, Zildjian & Vic Firth and John Boyajian, Boyajian, Inc.
The key issue was how these companies were able to stay open and maintain their operations during the pandemic. Justin Gordon said, “At the beginning of the pandemic, Amramp was able to have their office employees work from home and modify our schedule to accommodate our valued factory workers who continued to work on the front lines of our company. We were able to continue to support our customers with fast, affordable accessibility solutions by taking precautions to ensure safety for all. We created social space & enhanced cleaning and sanitation procedures for manufacturing, sales, installers & vehicles and offering vertical evaluations and no-contact outdoor installations.”
As a fallout from the pandemic, Gordon made the point that there are more jobs than people for the first time in history. Gordon remarked, “This means it’s hard to find and retain employees. They have choices. One differentiator is giving employees a purpose that they are doing something meaningful, like making life better in Amramp’s case.”
It was a lively discussion with a lot of questions and interaction with the audience, as well as representatives of area businesses.
One of the audience members remarked that she was struggling with hiring front desk staff, and after digging a little deeper, she revealed that their facility provides a safe place for active kids after school. Gordon asked, “Could you tell a story in your job postings about how those prospective employees will make a huge difference in kids’ lives?”
Amramp recently moved both the manufacturing plant and corporate offices from South Boston to Randolph earlier this year.
Amramp installs wheelchair ramps, stairlifts, grab bars, safety railings, and other accessibility home modifications throughout the US and parts of Canada at homes, businesses, schools and institutions.
Amramp manufactures residential and commercial steel modular wheelchair ramps. Founded in 1998 by Julian Gordon, Amramp has continued to grow as the leading provider of wheelchair ramps, stairlifts, vertical platform lifts and other accessibility solutions with more than 45 locations in the United States and parts of Canada.
Visit Amramp.com or call 888-715-7598 for more information on how Amramp can make your home or business safer and more accessible.