When the Chain Breaks: Equipment Rental Companies Feel the COVID Supply Pinch

Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2022

For South Florida’s The Equipment Source, new vendors help fill the gap, but delays continue.  When the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic began sweeping across the globe in early 2020, it had an immediate impact on global supply chains. The logjam began with China, which is home to thousands of factories that produce countless types of products, machinery, equipment, and parts. When that country shut down to stem the virus, many of those factories had to close their doors – much to the dismay of their customers, who then had to decide whether to empty out their inventories, find alternative suppliers, disappoint their own customers, or do all of the above.

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