You absolutely need to gather around the Ron Roach campfire next Thursday, August 13 – 11:00 AM E.S.T. – via Zoom.
Ron and his fabric mill, Contempora Fabrics, shut down in March when the virus hit. Boom. Kaput.
Then, literally a matter of days, he went from shut down to – maybe we make masks – to we'll never be able to sell all of these masks – to my gosh we can not make enough masks – to maybe what ought to do from now is MASKS!
The virus hitting our supply chain was not a tsunami. It was volcanic flow, thick, deep, here to stay for at least the near future and some effects may be, to some extent, permanent.
You're going to want to listen to this one, to ask questions, to input your opinion, to share your own story.
Register here – https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rtzP2BEiSX6qUnT23wflVQ
We didn't need HARVARD to tell us to collaborate – our case study
Contempora Fabrics, based in Lumberton N.C., normally makes fabric for baseball uniforms. When the quarantine hit, they sent all of their workers home on a Friday. By Monday, they were back open repurposing fabric for masks. Ron will detail the American ingenuity it took to throw together an entire supply chain on the fly to solve a mask shortage with baseball uniform fabric.