In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Thermo Fisher Scientific, a biotechnology company, needed to scale up its operations to match the rapidly increasing demand for its products, specifically those used for COVID-19 sample collection and transportation.
PMI’s efforts to have plumbing manufacturers designated as essential businesses by the federal government were successful, allowing PMI member companies to keep production lines moving, sustain employment, and contribute to the national effort against a deadly virus.
Hundreds of scientific studies over the past century have proven the disinfectant efficacy of Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI or UV-C) energy, having first inactivated viruses and other microbes on surfaces in 1877, in water in 1910 and in air in 1935.
Multifamily starts are expected to fall 11% this year to 349,000 units from a projected total of 392,000 in 2020. The downturn will be short-lived, as multifamily production is expected to post modest gains in 2022, up 5 percent to 365,000 units.
The goal of the project is to more rapidly detect SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease, in specific communities by sampling and testing wastewater from sewers and wastewater treatment plants for this virus.
A pandemic, a Supreme Court appointment, mail-in ballots, economic uncertainty and a lost laptop have turned the national conversation on its head — and continues create fluidity in a number of races across the country.