United Sign & Trimline
Maritime Resilience is a series of stories on how local organizations are adapting to COVID-19.
As coronavirus spread quickly across North America small businesses everywhere have been devastated. Dartmouth’s United Signs and Trimline was no different and within a few short days virtually all of their work had canceled or indefinitely delayed.
Without any new work coming through the door, owner, the leadership team had to make the extremely difficult decision to lay off 14 dedicated staff, many of whom had been with the company for over 20 years. The remaining staff of four knew they had to pivot to survive.
“This is a true Atlantic Canadian success story — the idea that a small business can access its networks to produce vital equipment for healthcare workers here in the region and beyond. Atlantic Canadians are especially good at banding together under pressure and finding new ways to do more with less,
If there’s one lesson we can take from this, it’s that anything is possible when you have a dedicated team, endless determination and the ingenuity to make a difference, even during a crisis.”
– Matt Symes, President
– Jonathan Kummer, Organizational Designer
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