As we all know, 2020 was a challenging year for most people. At Bond Products we worked hard to keep our business open and operating for our customers. Here’s a look back at what happened with us in 2020 as well as our hopes for what lies ahead in 2021.
Bond’s Greatest Hits of 2020
Out of the gate, 2020 started off with challenges for shipping as well as changes in tariffs on goods coming from abroad. The coronavirus originated in China, and, since a great deal of manufacturing comes from that country, that meant many businesses worldwide had to scramble to remain productive.
Bond Products introduced our Pro Drive HD™line of products in February, including mallets and mallet caps, staples and staple guns, flooring nails, and L-cleats. We’re excited about offering high quality flooring products to our customers who work installing flooring and carpet.
In February COVID-19 reached the United States, and lockdowns began in many states shortly thereafter. Our customers began making masks using Bond’s binding tapes and they sent in pictures of their handiwork. We also began offering PPE: gloves, masks, and hand sanitizer, for people who were finding it a challenge to locate these items locally or even online.
We premiered 5 new earth tones for our Instabind binding tape in the spring. It now comes in Heather, Lead, Smoke, Graphite, and Chestnut as well as many other colors. Because people spent much more time at home this year, they had the opportunity to do home improvement projects, including carpet binding. If you have a carpet remnant and a little time this winter, take a moment to browse through our Instabind color offerings. There’s something there for everyone.
This fall we added two new helpful features to our website. For our international customers we made it simpler to purchase and ship products to other countries. We also offered financing on our carpet binding equipment so that businesses could purchase equipment simply and quickly without taking out a formal business loan.
What’s Next in 2021?
Much seems up in the air right now due to politics, the economy, and COVID-19 restrictions, but Bond Products intends to be here for you and your business in 2021. We are proud of all the actions we have taken to remain open and operating throughout this year and will continue to provide a wide variety of products at reasonable prices to our customers. If you have any questions about our products or how you can get them in the U.S. or abroad, call us anytime at 1-888-800-BOND. We are always happy to help.
From our Bond Products family to yours, we wish you all the best in 2021, and we hope it’s a safe, productive, and happy year for everyone on our beautiful planet.