Monticello company built pivot from restaurant household furniture to pandemic materials

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – Like lots of companies, Oak Avenue Production in Our Town Monticello had to pivot throughout the pandemic. They make furniture for places to eat such as booths, tables and seating via wholesale suppliers. When the pandemic forced many restaurants to shut down indoor eating or […]

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) – Like lots of companies, Oak Avenue Production in Our Town Monticello had to pivot throughout the pandemic.

They make furniture for places to eat such as booths, tables and seating via wholesale suppliers. When the pandemic forced many restaurants to shut down indoor eating or close, that impacted 95% of Oak Street’s consumer foundation. They have been concerned about what it would necessarily mean for the upcoming of the business.

CEO Tom Bagge explained they took a phase back to figure out what they could make that would sell.

“Is there anything at all that we can develop that suits into the restaurant plan perfectly, better than probably a thing off the shelf, some thing we could do really swiftly,” Bagge reported.

They came up with hand sanitizer stations and, later on, handwashing stations so eating places could offer you a way to make shoppers truly feel additional comfy. Bagge said the response for the hand sanitizer stations was frustrating and they could not make them quickly enough.

Now, desire from dining places is back. And nevertheless they are working with some sourcing and offer difficulties like numerous providers that construct products and solutions, they are joyful to at the time again supply seating in dining places.

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