The world looks a lot different this month. Whatever you call the virus – novel coronavirus, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, etc. – it’s had a profound effect on all of our lives. But while the dgs team has been busy working from home, we’ve also had the unique opportunity to watch the industry we serve transform itself, in some cases overnight, to fight back against the pandemic.

We’ve always been proud to be a part of the manufacturing industry. We’ve been working in this industry for over 35 years. Our clients work directly with prominent companies and governments around the globe to find creative solutions for the toughest problems in energy, electronics, defense, healthcare and more. Every day, we have the privilege of working alongside the best of the best, learning about the new marvels of engineering and part production they’ve developed.

Now, the manufacturing industry is truly going above and beyond. One news story that showed up on the dgs Slack channel involved a Philadelphia-area shop where over 40 people volunteered to isolate themselves at their facility full-time to safely produce new N95 masks and other gear for healthcare workers. All of our clients and many of their customers are truly essential businesses, and their tireless commitment to the important work required to combat this disease has inspired us yet again.

Our clients are all still on the job, their field service technicians and customer support staffers working hard to keep manufacturers up and running across the country and around the world. It’s a stirring reminder of how important our industry is, and we’re truly grateful for the work our clients do. The entire manufacturing community has our sincere thanks – and our promise to continue doing our part to support them however we can.

Join dgs in supporting the essential workers keeping our shelves full, our hospitals supplied and our neighborhoods safe and healthy. There are many deserving charitable organizations making a difference right now, but if manufacturing and healthcare share one thing in common, it’s understanding the importance of personal protective equipment (PPE). Visit and learn how you can help ensure healthcare workers on the frontlines of the pandemic have the protection they need.

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