Customer Resources During Coronavirus
Our team at Northeast Machinery Sales know these are unprecedented times. As you navigate COVID-19, one thing to be sure of is that we will support you in any way we can. Whether that is a phone call about how to act on government financial assistance or machinery, service and tooling needs, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
We wanted to take the time to help provide metal fabricators and manufacturers with access to helpful information. This blog post is all about what actions can be taken for yourself and others right now.
Together, we will get through this.
Connect With Your Local and National Representatives
Let’s unite as an industry and do our part.
- There are discrepancies on what businesses are being considered essential in metal fab and manufacturing. Use the template here to send to government officials to voice your concern.
- Use an automatic template from National Association of Manufacturers
- Find your local elected officials by using Advocacy on the Move.
FMA has free classes that anyone can participate in through the end of the month. These would be great for new operators or seasoned colleagues alike to take advantage of right now.
- Tube Bending Operations
- Shearing Basics
- Math for Sheet Metal Fabrication
- Press Brake Operations
- And more!
Use Uncle Sam!
- The CARES Act was recently passed to help small businesses fight the affects they may be feeling from the coronavirus impact. This initiative most importantly includes paycheck protection. Contact your local bank or lenders TODAY.
- Disaster Loan Assistance for Small Businesses
Help Contribute to Fighting Coronavirus
Manufacturing and metal fabrication businesses are stepping up to answer the call for supplies and critical components. If you are able to, see below on how to help:
- Answer the Call for Covid-19 Assistance
- COVID-19 Emergency Supply Sourcing & Manufacturing
- How to Retrofit Your Business to Produce PPEs
Employers need to make employee safety and well-being the highest priority right now. Check out safety reminders and guidelines from OSHA, remember the importance of HIPAA and implement a plan for working remotely.
Our industry has associations dedicated to helping you. Take advantage of them and use them to stay informed:
- Fabricators and Manufacturers Association
- Manufacturing Leadership Council
- Manufacturers Resource Center
- National Manufacturers Association
It’s hard to come by positive news in the media these days, but it’s there if you look for it.
- Pulse of the Industry: 20-Second Survey Results Upbeat for End of Year
- Light at the end of COVID-19 tunnel for metal fabricators
- Small Manufacturers Show Big Heart to Help Fight
Interested in Learning More?
Contact us today to see how we can be of help to you.