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January 1, 2020 - COVID-19 Pandemic

At the start of 2020, the SARS-CoV-2 virus (COVID-19) began to spread throughout Pennsylvania. We quickly reacted to the virus and guidelines issued by the CDC and worked to mitigate the spread of the virus at Viwinco. A 2-week closure, updates to our ventilation system, daily testing, a thermal temperature gate, social distancing and mandatory mask wearing were some of the changes we made. The COVID-19 virus quickly impacted the global supply chain and the way business was conducted worldwide. This exposed vulnerabilities within the supply chain and the acquisition of material from our suppliers became a struggle and quantities varied daily. Simultaneously, product demand skyrocketed due to our performance being significantly better than the competition and a number of economic factors such as: historically low mortgage rates and families redirecting their vacation funds and travel expenses to improve their homes.