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COVID-19 IMPACT ON INDUSTRY

On the Front Lines of COVID-19 BY AMADEUS FINLAY

On April 2, ECN debuted a new weekly column online and in our Thursday e-newsblasts called “On the Front Lines of COVID-19.” Here’s some excerpts from the last two months; to read “the rest of each story,” please visit our website. If your company is going above and beyond to assist in this crisis, please email us at newsdesk@exhibitcitynews.com for inclusion in future stories in this series. April 30: On the Front Lines of COVID-19: beMatrix, Derse, Gilbane & Sho-Link Derse announced that it had entered the fight against coronavirus by sourcing, fabricating and installing 530 temporary 10x10 patient rooms at the alternative care facility within the Exposition Center at Wisconsin State Fair Park. Working in

partnership with tradeshow service and labor cooperative, Sho-Link, and general contractor Gilbane Building Company, the temporary rooms were assembled and installed in eight days, with more than 100 workers leveraged across multiple shifts… May 7: On the Front Lines of COVID-19: DS&L, Moss, ProExhibits and Willwork Willwork, has answered the call by building temporary medical structures in Baltimore, Detroit and other cities to ease the burden on the nation’s overworked hospitals. Pam Sparks, director of exhibitor services, explains, “The events industry shut down almost overnight, which meant that the traditional demand for our time, talent and equipment quickly faded. As a result, our leadership team began brain-

storming about ways we could put those resources back to work in meaningful ways. The Army Corps of Engineers was pushing contractors hard to build quickly in hot spots across the county, with no time to spare. Building temporary structures under tight deadlines is in our DNA, so we knew this was our opportunity to help…” May 14: On the Front Lines of COVID-19: Studio Displays, CompuSystems & Elevation3D In North Carolina, Studio Displays of Pineville has refocused its business model to ensuring the health of their clients and their employees is afforded as much protection from the COVID-19 virus as possible. “We have been working to develop a number of tools, including infection prevention kiosks, screening stations and secure testing environments, to help our clients bring their employees back safely,” explains Lori Pope Rosso, president and COO… May 21: On The Front Lines of COVID-19: Ad Rail USA, EDPA NE, Gilman Bros. & T3 Expo Ad Rail USA, the exclusive U.S. provider of Ad Rail escalator handrail media, had been dealing in sanitary practices years before the world had even heard of the coronavirus. As Gianni Cotteta, founder and CEO of Ad Rail USA explains, by fitting existing handrails with a non-permanent, removable film that eliminates germs, users can travel safely without compromising their health. “Our escalator handrail sponsorship always included an antimicrobial property, however it is now a key benefit…”

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