Coronavirus Update: Made in the U.S. or Canada Options Available

  • Mar 6, 2020

There has been 83,000 cases Covid-19 around the world and 3,000 deaths so far.  Every continent, except Antarctica has confirmed cases. The majority of the cases appeared in China and has caused the decline in manufacturing hubs. 

As the Chinese manufactures slowly start ramping back up, you might see inventory shortages and product price increases.

To minimize these risks, promotional products made in the U.S. or Canada are picking up the slack. Apparently, the Lewiston, ME-based company isn’t the only industry distributor with a growing interest in stateside-made ad specialties. Suppliers such as Utah-based Top 40 firm SnugZ/USA (asi/88060) have told Counselor that coronavirus-related fears are starting to materially drive up interest in Made-in-the-USA items. “The fact that we’re a domestic manufacturer has pushed business our way,” CEO Brandon Mackay told Counselor. “We’ve definitely seen a spike in requests asking us to confirm that a product is manufactured in the U.S. I think there were many who hoped that China factories would be open sooner and then ran out of time. That’s led orders to come in like a wave for us.”

In the U.S., there’s been about 60 confirmed coronavirus infections. Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, forecast a wider spread of the coronavirus in the U.S. She said health authorities are preparing for a possible pandemic. She called for businesses, schools and communities to prepare and plan for potential outbreaks.

So, now’s a good time to review the infographic at the top of this article to ensure you are prepared.

In the meantime, when placing your promotional product requests, know that we are searching primarily for U.S. or Canada made products to fulfill your orders until things return to normal.

Just another way Beacon Promotional Products is looking out for you.

Contact us for your next promotional item at 949-274-9965.