SBC Magazine: Surviving a Complete Shut Down

“When the schools shut down, that’s when we realized it was going to be something significant,” says Josh Wright, The Truss Company’s vice president of manufacturing, of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Three weeks later, construction in the state of Washington was deemed non-essential, completely shutting down operations for The Truss Company, based in Sumner, Washington, and its three other Washington plants. The company’s two plants in Oregon and one plant in Northern California continued to operate. “We had an inkling it was going to be the worst case scenario; luckily we started preparing for disaster early, so it wasn’t like it happened overnight,” says Roger Helgeson, president of The Truss Company.

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