Month-long Ohio stay-at-home order lifted, furniture maker returns to business
April 29, 2020 | 4:02 pm UTC
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MILLERSBURG, Ohio – Palettes by Winesburg is back to doing what it does best after a month-long shutdown.
 
The vertically integrated company hasn't been producing solid wood furniture since Ohio's stay-at-home order was implemented March 27.
 
Most of the company's 200 employees have been in limbo since then. The company was granted permission however to bring back 60 workers for face mask production.
 
Winesburg will remain cautious as it begins operating normally, reports Furniture Today. Social distancing will be implemented, and Plexiglass will be added between workers. Masks will be optional.
 
The company is mainly working on its backlog, but it's also taking new orders. 
 
Located in the rolling farmland of Ohio’s Amish country, Palettes by Winesburg is a third generation of lumber specialists who hand-select cherry, oak, maple, walnut or hickory trees. The company controls its whole supply chain, from forest to fabrication.
 
 

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