(ReliableNews.org) – Americans faced numerous hardships in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying economic pressures in its wake. However, the United States is a resilient nation with plenty of innovation and inspiration to help carry it through difficult times. Small businesses from coast-to-coast stepped up, helping the country in its time of need.
For example, several companies retooled operations to provide much-needed hand sanitizers, like Wisconsin-based Photonic Cleaning Technologies.
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Similarly, Washington-based Kaas Tailored switched from furniture making operations to the production of personal protective equipment. North Carolina’s cycling apparel company Kitsbow did the same thing with their factory, producing tens of thousands of face masks and shields. Other companies followed suit, with California-based Bloom Energy switching from manufacturing fuel-cells to producing ventilators.
Other companies like Wyoming Machine, which were already manufacturing ventilator parts, began doubling production as early as March 2020.
The list of small businesses contributing to Americans’ health and welfare is way too large to cover in one article. Suffice it to say, when the going gets tough, American small business steps up and makes a difference.
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