There's no denying the negative aspects of everything that's happening right now. It's affecting the entire world, and it comes right down to our own communities and homes.
But, if there's anything that can possibly be considered positive throughout the COVID-19 crisis so far, it's the way so many people and companies have willingly stepped up to help each other under such difficult circumstances. Here are a few examples from the industry we're proud to be a part of:
This independent furniture brand has been manufacturing beautiful sofas and chairs in North Carolina for over 40 years.
Over the last several weeks, the plant and office have been closed in harmony with State-mandated stay-at-home orders. But, like so many others in their position, the dedicated team at Taylor King didn't just sit around waiting to see what would happen. They've been taking customer orders in preparation for getting back to work.
And, in the meantime, they've applied their expertise toward producing more than 2,000 masks for use by local medical professionals on the front lines of the battle against the coronavirus.
Taylor King will be reopening on April 27 in compliance with all social distancing requirements. Learn more here.
Superior Finish, in Haywood County, NC, is making masks for local healthcare workers and first responders.
E.S. Interior Design, in Arcadia, CA, is producing nearly 1,000 face masks a day for the hardworking men and women who deliver our mail every day.
The Chicago Upholstery and Drapery Company is producing masks and protective gowns for local hospitals, first responders, and elderly neighbors in the community.
Without exaggeration, there are hundreds of additional examples we could have added here. The bottom line is clear, though: the furniture upholstery industry is brimming with people who care about our communities and are willing to sacrifice time and effort to help in any way we can.