As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe, a local company has become a key ally in our nation’s fight against the deadly virus.
Corporate Interiors – a Wayne-based organization that specializes in creating innovative workplace environments by offering clients an unparalleled range of office furniture products and related services – is now an essential vendor to those providing essential services. It has been called upon by several large health systems across the tristate area to support their distribution, storage, and telemedicine needs.
“Culturally, we have a scrappy, resilient flavor that exists inside of our company,” said Janice Leone, the Principal of Corporate Interiors, which also has a warehouse and manufacturing facility in Delaware. “We’re built for off-road – with our ability to be creative and respond to our customers’ evolving needs during this crisis – and I’m very proud of that.”
Current events have yielded an increase in the need for the storage, deployment, and transportation of vital goods and equipment, and Corporate Interiors has proven to be nimbler than most vendors in that space.
“We built a manufacturing division years ago based on the premise of agility and flexibility, so we don’t have a lot of obstacles preventing us from responding quickly,” said Jake Leone, CI’s Vice President of Manufacturing. “We’ve retooled our production, which is usually custom furniture, to create a myriad of products that are helping those in the healthcare industry.”
Corporate Interiors is providing newly developed services and logistical resources to create an off-site medical equipment assembly and deployment process for a local hospital system. CI’s staff organizes and stages the necessary items for an efficient build, allowing its partner’s healthcare personnel to work at CI’s facility — with safe distancing practices — to assemble and test, as well as pack and ship, the life-saving equipment.
“A major hospital group used our facility to assemble 1,200 infusion pumps,” said Jake Leone.
This process minimizes the number of workers entering each hospital, therefore reducing the spread of the coronavirus. Additionally, the use of CI’s space for receiving and consolidating deliveries into its 100,000-square-foot facility allows hospitals’ loading docks to be strictly available for the delivery of life-saving supplies.
“We anticipate that many healthcare providers will need additional flex space to accommodate fluctuating supply and demand of critical supplies and equipment in the coming months,” said Jake Leone. “The ability to barcode and link the physical location of essential items allows real-time insight into inventory levels and future needs.”
Considering the company’s mission – to understand clients’ current challenges and direction in order to align its resources and energies in such a manner as to ensure smart environments are created where clients can prosper – it should come as no surprise that Corporate Interiors is firmly entrenched in the battle against the coronavirus, helping those healthcare providers on the front lines.
“We have quite a range of talent and experience,” Janice Leone said of her workforce of approximately 200 people. “And that’s enabled us to adapt in these unpredictable times.”
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