To our InProduction clients, friends, and family:
Like many of you, we were jolted into action when this historic pandemic hit the world.
First, I hope you, your families, and your employees are safe and healthy, which is our primary concern as a company still employing hundreds of people under our banner. We have been slowed down, but not stopped. We are spending this time reducing costs, retooling inventory, and speaking to clients and industry professionals about what future events might look like and what you will need from us to ensure all your constituents are safe as they start to venture out to events and meetings again.
Now that we have regrouped, I want to share what we have learned and our thoughts for the future. You will be hearing from our team over the coming weeks in the hope of speaking with you about your plans and how we can help you. All indicators point to outdoor events as the first group that will emerge from the quarantine. Capacity controls and social distancing will create the safest environment for re-entry. Our newly added product lines and redesigned seating will show spectators and participants that you have made every effort to protect them while still making the experience a meaningful one.
Making sure performers, spectators, and attendees truly believe you have taken every precaution to ensure their safety will determine attendance and, more importantly, success in keeping everyone safe. Crowd management will be key. “One-way streets” will be the new norm in navigating crowds through events. Reworking spaces to accommodate this is what we are working toward. Barriers to direct crowd safety will be everywhere. New products (some of which we are ready to install) are in the making. Social-distancing concepts are being designed into our seating and structures. Additionally, we are including elements like sanitation stands, temperature checkpoints, and protections for those serving the crowds. Installation techniques for load-ins and load-outs for our teams are being revised. How we clean and service our seating is being revamped for our employees’ safety and yours. We are working with a growing list of clients, providing new drawings for our seating and staging that include all we have learned from COVID-19 about necessary changes for the world. Our entire CAD team has a backlog of work, but is looking for more.
We are ready to work in tandem with you via Zoom meetings, telephone calls, or whatever method works best to give you what you need to plan your events. We have deep expertise and knowledge in event infrastructure, acquired over the last 30 years, and we are now applying our experience to shed some light on concepts you can consider in your planning. For your convenience, I have linked here some of our ideas and concepts around outdoor events. If you don’t see what you need or if you have your own idea that you want us to help develop, just give us a call or send us an email.
While our entire InProduction team thanks you for all your previous patronage, we are investing in your future, not living in the past. We look forward to upcoming events that will show us all how we can move forward. Please let us know how we can help you. You can email me or reach out to the sales representative with whom you typically work with.
—John Campanelli, CEO, InProduction