BY WENDY CALCATERRA
We’ve had a sign in our lobby for years that reminds us we’re here to make more than modular fixturing: We’re here to make a difference every day. And that’s never been more true than it is right now.
The majority of our customers are essential businesses, and we’re committed to helping them keep things moving. Our manufacturing and shipping areas are open, and all nonessential employees are working from home. We’re fortunate in that we use our own modular fixturing system to make fixturing solutions for customers, so we’ve got most of what we need in-house.
We’re following Centers for Disease Control & Prevention guidelines, and our employees are practicing social distancing whenever possible. Personal protective equipment (PPE) devices are available even though exposures are limited.
Along with everyone else, we’re monitoring the situation closely and adjusting policies and procedures as needed. We’re looking forward to having our entire staff back under one roof, but until then we’ll continue to Make it Better each and every day.
New Sunrise Warranty at Trilogy Machinery
Sunrise Ironworkers’ U.S. distributor now warranties ironworkers and punching machine parts to three years and one year on labor.
Backlog of Orders Index Grows To All-Time High
The manufacturing economy continued its recovery in March, according to Institute for Supply Management’s March 2021 ‘Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.’ Backlogs are growing, as are raw materials inventories and exports and imports.
Recovery Takes Hold: February U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Increase Almost 18% Over January
Totaling $377.6 million, February’s latest orders represent a 32.2% increase year over year, according to AMT’s report. Oil and gas surprised with an uptick, and medical equipment’s rise likely resulted from hospitals catching up on elective procedures.