What has COVID-19 taught us here at Industrial Machine?


As phase 1 and 2 have had a chance to re-open and are seemingly doing well in terms of COVID-19 recoveries versus new cases (In Saskatchewan), and with phase 3 on the horizon, we thought we would take this time to reflect on what COVID-19 has taught us here at Industrial Machine…thus far.


As we entered into unprecedented times back in March, nobody knew what this would bring to a small business, large business, or any business for that matter. What we did know was that we needed to be prepared for anything, I mean absolutely anything. Would businesses suffer enough to permanently close their doors? How much of a set back would this cost a small business? Will we be laying employees off permanently? So many questions, left unanswered…and still are.


Although we are still in the midst of this pandemic, there may be a flickering light at the end of the tunnel in which we may be inching towards more normalcy soon, or at least a “breather”.


We wanted to take this time to reflect back and share some lessons learnt so far, so here is our top 5:


1.) Be prepared for anything and everything, always.

2.) Face to face meetings can still take place anywhere, anytime without being in the same room.

3.) Team work actually means “pitching in” and throwing out the “that’s not my job” mentality.

4.) Communication and organization is key, and although this has always been a priority for IMM, it has since heightened.

5.) The world isn’t as big as you initially thought.


We hope this finds you well, and we want to close by saying that we are still in this together, we appreciate everyone who has supported us through this pandemic, we are still open for business and we look forward to serving you.


Until next time.