Delays with Glass Manufacturing

November 25, 2020 12:00 am Published by

As we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the entire country in myriad inconvenient and unpleasant ways. Despite being an essential business, Custom Glass & Screen is also dealing with COVID-19-related delays and setbacks.

Warehouse manufacturing is delayed thanks to COVID-19 for two major reasons: first, global manufacturing and shipping have been delayed across the board, and second, skeleton crews from manufacturers to retailers have affected how quickly we can receive and help our customers. It’s a frustrating situation for everyone involved—but we’re grateful for our clients, who understand that many companies are struggling right now. As always, Custom Glass & Screen apologizes for any inconvenience our customers have to struggle with as a result.

Here’s why glass manufacturing has taken a hit in Minneapolis, MN and beyond during COVID-19.

How COVID-19 affects manufacturing

The COVID-19 pandemic began in earnest in January of 2020, quickly spreading to many countries, including the United States. In February, the first cases were seen in America; by mid-March, most state governments had recognized a state of emergency. The virus, which is spread through respiratory droplets in the air and on surfaces, can range from asymptomatic to fatal. It was imperative that the spread be slowed—in all countries—to ensure healthcare systems would not be overwhelmed.

For most of the world, this meant issuing stay-at-home orders, which required that people keep to their homes as much as possible, except for the most essential tasks, such as grocery shopping or going to the doctor. This, along with other protocol like social distancing, wearing a mask and practicing frequent handwashing, helped slow the spread of the virus. Unfortunately, COVID-19 also slowed glass manufacturing and shipping in Minneapolis, MN.

Because more people had to stay home—especially if they were showing signs of the virus—every industry has taken a hit. Supply chains have seen massive disruptions—you undoubtedly remember the toilet paper and hand sanitizer shortages of March and April 2020. What’s more, since factories and manufacturing plants tend to be places in which people work in close proximity, fewer employees can work at the same time.

All of this adds up to one thing: major delays. Custom Glass & Screen understands your frustration when you have to deal with delays, because we’re dealing with them too. Our main priority is customer satisfaction, so it disappoints us to have to tell a client we’ve had yet another delay. Unfortunately, there’s not much else we—or any other custom glass company—can do at this point. While some cities, counties and states are slowly reopening, medical experts predict a surge in cases during the winter months, which means we may see even more delays.

Since we want to keep our employees and customers safe, we choose to follow experts’ COVID-19 recommendations. We also understand that this isn’t an ideal situation for anyone. Thank you to all of our customers who have been kind and understanding during this frustrating time—and we’ll look forward to serving you again.

If you have questions about our services, time frames or anything else, or would like to place an order for custom glass manufacturing during COVID-19, call Custom Glass & Screen in Minneapolis, MN today.

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