Woodworking manufacturers have largely made it through the business difficulties surrounding the pandemic and most are back to full production levels. According to a survey by Woodworking Network, nearly half of woodworking plants managed to stay open at full production throughout the crisis. Another 12 percent are back to full production after having been shut down at some point. An additional 12 percent are at 75-percent production levels, and 13 percent say they are at between 50 and 75-percent production.
Only about 10 percent of manufacturers responding to the survey said they are at under 50-percent production levels. Only 3-percent are still shut down but hope to reopen soon, and only 2 percent permanently closed their doors as a result of the pandemic.
In general, the industry is surprisingly optimistic about business moving forward.
Source: Woodworking Network