Manufacturing sector in New Hampshire has started again to move forward, after a brief halt due to the pandemic. Most of the companies were classified as essential, which allowed them to continue working under strict guidelines. That does not mean that business is as usual. Most companies went through significant changes in shift times, staggered work schedules and boosted protocols regarding safety. Meetings are held virtually whenever possible. Commitment from both employees and management teams made this transition easier than anticipated.
- Within New Hampshire, most manufacturing operations fall under the state’s guidelines indicating which businesses were to be considered essential.
- Nonetheless, logistical impediments abound, such as scaling down meetings to incorporate social distancing protocols.
- Other important issues continue to include bumping up internet services and enhancing safety protocols.
“There have been hiccups along the way with trying to find the proper amount of PPE, dealing with quarantined employees and attempting to fill job vacancies needed now more than ever.”