HPG Companies Reopen after Covid-19 Closures
Braintree, MA, June 3, 2020 – In mid-March, many HPG companies, which are located all over North America, were forced to shut their doors to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19. “Like many companies, HPG’s operations have been impacted by the government-mandated restrictions and closures,” says Chris Anderson, CEO, HPG Brands. “As a responsible corporate citizen, we supported these actions then, and continue to support them now.”
Some HPG companies were able to remain operational. California’s Origaudio combined operational resources with fellow HPG company Handstands’ in their Salt Lake City plant, providing much needed tech and accessories to the growing work from home workforce. Best Promotions was able to keep on many workers as an essential business, creating face coverings in their Texas plants, but reopened for promotional item sales in mid-May. “Best is open for business for over 80% of our line,” General Manager Mike Hicks is happy to say. “Most Coolies and drink ware are available with quick lead times!”
Beacon Promotions reopened their Minnesota plant as of May 4th with a reduced staff to ensure that all safety protocols were in place. “During the shutdown, the HPG Premium Brands line of name brand products continued to drop ship products from the manufacturers,” says General Manager, Brett Olsen.
As the Boston area was hit hard by the pandemic, Hub reopened in late May. “We are excited to be back up and running and have taken measures to ensure a safe, socially distanced work environment,” assures Production Manager, Julie Herb. “Every day, we are producing more product, and our team would like to thank our customers for standing by and being loyal to Hub.”
Debco, in the Toronto area, has begun to prepare for the reopening on June 8th. “The team has been busy working behind the scenes to prepare for the reopening by doing pre-press for the backlogged orders that are waiting to be decorated,” explains Debco’s VP Sales Alex Morin. “Strong inventory and our eager staff will pave the way for the reliable service that our customers have come to rely on.”
“Throughout this process, I have been continually amazed at our customers’ understanding and willingness to work with us during this unprecedented time,” adds Chris Anderson. “Today, our customers’ patience has paid off, as all of HPG U.S. operations are open for business. The HPG team has hit the ground running in rapidly fulfilling prior orders and is standing by to take new orders for our innovative products and services.”
HPG SVP Sales Trina Bicknell says, “I am very pleased that all of our HPG companies are now open and shipping and ready to help our customers!”