Frank Porto of Superior Felt and Filtration talks discusses the challenges and opportunities that his company has faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Owner and Director of Sales, Frank Porto, sits down with Meaghan Ziemba to discuss how the COVID-19 global pandemic has helped grow his company, but also presented some challenges in how they conducted business.
“We had to send people home to work from home instead of the office. We had to get involved with employees wearing face masks, taking temperatures, and keeping a close eye on them. If we would have gone down, it would have been a big problem for the world because we were supplying quite a bit of these ventilator type filters.”
On the flip side, Porto explains how his company added another 50 to 75 people, a third shift to meet the capacity of the orders that were coming in and get the product out faster; and how they had to open up a new facility to deal with the growth. “We had to buy additional equipment to make more product and keep up with the global demand.”
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