Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association

... the resource for manufacturers in Southwest Florida

Highlights from the National Survey

  • 25% looking to increase automation as a result of COVID crisis
  • 63% looking to re-shore some portion of their supply chain as a result of the COVID crisis (10 percentage points higher than response to same question in March 2020)
  • 15% of manufacturers surveyed shifting to produce PPE
  • 56% of manufacturers surveyed have not laid anyone off, 31% actively hiring
  • 64% report slowdowns in demand now, 41% see longer-term slowdown(s) as a result of COVID crisis, but 91% are confident that US manufacturing sector will eventually recover
  • 63% have applied for some type of financial assistance (PPP 60% of that group)
  • PPE, metals/raw materials, fabricated materials are the top 3 categories of in-demand items

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