Hardware prevails through travails

June 1st, 2022

A vast array of fasteners is on display in Lowy Enterprises’ showroom. The company stayed open during COVID as an essential business, sourcing components for masks and related medical items and supporting many ancillary areas at that time as well. Photo: Lowy Enterprises Inc. COVID-19 battered economies and companies worldwide, with few industries spared its […]

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Hardware and accessory suppliers keep essential components moving through the supply chain during COVID-19

September 1st, 2020

by Jeff Moravec Shipping department staff members at Batz Corporation, Prattsville, Ark., have continued working with the addition of face masks since the beginning of the pandemic. The metal hardware manufacturer and supplier has experienced unusual shifts in the market, including an increase in demand for buckles for pet products. Photo: Batz Corporation. The COVID-19 […]

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Nonwoven fabrics on the frontline of infection containment

May 1st, 2020

By Jeff Moravec Transmission electron microscopic image of an isolate from the first U.S. case of COVID-19, formerly known as 2019-nCoV. The spherical viral particles, colorized blue, contain cross-section through the viral genome, seen as black dots. Image: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s easy to misunderstand viral respiratory diseases, whether the current pandemic […]

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