If COVID was the teacher, what have we learned? If you were like most, you had to “hunker down” at home, learn how to work in a temporary office off your kitchen, deal with the sounds of TV’s and family activities in the background, eat a bit too much and exercise a bit less. BUT…you were also able to catch up with your loved ones, get up to speed with your favorite streaming shows and dive head first into an endless list of home projects. Procrastination took a back seat!
What once was strictly reserved for high dollar military and aerospace applications, advanced composite techniques have made their way into a wide variety of industries. As the economics of these applications became more in line with end user price points, industries such as wind, transportation and marine have now fully embraced the advantages that come with it. One of these techniques, vacuum infusion, while not a new concept, is now seemingly commonplace in areas of each industry. It is now the number one request we receive in our private label manufacturing area of our parts business.
What a crazy couple of months it has been. I hope that most of you were able to take this down time to better yourself in some way. I want to say thank you to all the volunteers, nurses, doctors, EMTs, firefighters and police officers around this country who have been putting in the long extra hours the last few months to keep all of use safe. Like most events around the country, the fishing tournaments have been cancelled and postponed. It allowed for time to get the kids out of the house and get them to experience some good fishing in the late spring time.