ONONDAGA COUNTY, N.Y. (NCC News) — During the pandemic, many individuals thought it was too dangerous to work. Now, many companies cannot not rely on vendors, distributors, or suppliers because of its lasting effects and current inflation rates.
Microwave Filter Company, which focuses in the communications industry with cellular systems and other forms of protocols, started making 5-G filters to persevere.
The filters protect signals to television and radio channels from interruptions. Without the filter, communications through such channels would not work.
In fact, the innovative nature of the product was enough incentive to bring Jeffrey Shaw back to the company.
“The appealing part to me was coming back to realizing that they had quite a substantial amount of workload to do with these filters and just the fact that there was new breath of life put into the company,” Shaw said.
Despite the company hiring Shaw, finding other employees was difficult amid the pandemic. Many individuals were not willing to do interviews, according to company president Carl Fahrenkrug. To make do, Fahrenkrug decided to purchase more equipment to fill the void.
“[We did] so that we could produce more with the same people that we had,” he said.
The company struggled to produce their own product during the pandemic. Fahrenkrug has had to step in to create sheet metals to help in the past, but the new equipment has allowed for the company’s employees to work in their proper positions, and be both self-sufficient and cost-efficient.
The company is the only company in the U.S. that is certified to make it. It can only be found overseas otherwise.