Manufacturers in Door and Kewaunee Counties are making sure items that were afterthoughts before are in high supply now. Hatco Corporation in Sturgeon Bay produced protective shields for the Door County Sheriff’s Department to keep their deputies safe in the Justice Center’s booking room. In Luxemburg, NEW Plastics is producing millions of bottles for hand sanitizer to meet the industry’s demand. NEW Plastics Vice President Lonnie Vincent says its customers have been understanding if some projects need to be put off for a period of time for the COVID-19 response efforts.
Vincent has been encouraged by manufacturers connecting potential customers with other businesses to make certain projects are a reality if they are not been able to help themselves.