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Chattanooga Area Companies Likely to not Operate as they Did Prior to COVID-19

"We'll never go back to the pre-COVID days," Denise Rice, manufacturing consultant for the Tennessee Manufacturers Association and President of Peak Performance, was quoted as saying in a recent article written in the Times Free Press. "We have to make sure we do this not only to protect and save lives but to not go back into this economic shut down. We don't want to have a repeat of this."

As Tennessee begins making plans to open businesses back up after weeks of being shut down due to COVID-19, businesses are realizing that their operations landscape will look different than before the shut down.

Times Free Press Staff file photo / Shikela Ray, a tire building machine operator, works during the grand opening of the $360 million Nokian Tyres production plant in late 2019 in Dayton, Tennessee.

Local businesses and industry will be dealing with COVID-19 health concerns for months and potentially years to come.

Rice and other members of an economic recovery subgroup in Tennessee will be putting out recommendations in the following weeks on best practices manufacturers can implement for the health and safety of their workers.

You can read the full Times Free Press article by Mike Pare, here.

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