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The Budd Group work from home wooden desk

Transitioning from a traditional office or job site to your living room takes time to perfect. Your home office is rife with distractions and booby traps: TV, pets, kids, and, yes, that 55-ounce container of peanut butter-filled pretzel nuggets. I started working from home about six months ago and there are still some things I find quite difficult. If you’ve recently found yourself in a remote working situation, you may be having a hard time, too. So let’s learn from the experts: some ...

The Budd Group pandemic reopening checklist

Is your workplace preparing to reopen? Before you dive back into business as usual, understand that COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 is still a public health threat and that all businesses and individuals must continue to do their part to prevent the spread of this virus. If you want to keep yourself, your employees, and your customers/guests safe and healthy, you’ll have to be strategic and cautious in your approach to reopening. Here are 10 crucial items to include in your office reopening checklist. ...

Cultivating a positive and productive workplace is a multi-faceted effort. And in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, businesses must factor employee sentiment into this equation even more than usual. The fact is, everyone is responding to these recent developments differently, so even if your business is allowed to open back up, there’s no guarantee that all of your employees will feel comfortable returning to work. Of course, your operations depend on your people’s pa...

Jerry Anderson and Joe Budd in front of The Budd Group sign

Photo courtesy of The Winston-Salem Chronicle Working together toward a common goal is one of the best ways to achieve success in many aspects of life. Jerry Anderson and Joe Budd are doing just that to create employment opportunities on the east side of Winston Salem. Anderson, founder of Impact Solutions of the Triad (IST), started his organization in 2018 to assist those who have a hard time finding employment due to past legal troubles, those recovering from drug abuse and those who hav...

While the COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 pandemic continues to spread across the U.S. and the world, many regions in the U.S. have begun to gradually reopen their economies. In these areas, businesses have been required or asked to implement various safeguards to keep their employees, customers, and communities as safe as possible. If you’ve already reopened your office in recent weeks, you’re most likely aware of these guidelines and have been following them closely. However, as time goes on, you, ...

  Recently in America, there have been several tragic examples of racism, police brutality, white supremacy, and injustice that have led to protests and unrest. These events are deeply upsetting and frustrating in a society that should have left these hate values behind. The Budd family, The Budd Group, and all of our leadership team stands hand-in-hand with all who seek respect, fairness, and the right to equality of opportunity. We join our brothers and sisters as they demand these ...

The Budd Group open sign that reads, "Open: Business as New Normal"

All across the United States, local economies are gradually opening back up. This is exciting news for business owners, employees, and customers alike. However, this staggered reopening does not mean that COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 has suddenly vanished. Indeed, this virus is here to stay, at least until a suitable vaccine has been developed and distributed. Businesses must remain vigilant as they reopen to ensure the health and safety of their workers, customers, and guests. And some businesses are at...

The Atlantic hurricane season spans from the beginning of June to the end of November, with August and September featuring the most frequent and powerful storms -- and 2020 appears to be no exception. In fact, analysts predict that this already turbulent year will undergo an above-normal active Atlantic hurricane season. And while we have no control over these weather patterns themselves, we can control how we prepare for them. Indeed, proper emergency planning can make the difference between a ...

The Budd Group virus disinfection services

The primary challenge facilities face in keeping surfaces clean and properly disinfected is verifying whether or not their efforts have been successful, and to what degree. Knowing this information is crucial for ensuring and maintaining a safe and hygienic work environment. As such, disinfection verification has long been in place for certain industries, such as food/beverage manufacturing plants, pharmaceutical/biomedical labs, healthcare, etc. But with the ongoing SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 pandemic...

If your business has recently gotten the go-ahead to open back up after several months of lockdown, you and some of your employees may be tempted to dive headfirst back to the way things were. Unfortunately, safely reopening in the midst of a pandemic is not so simple, and throwing caution to the wind may lead to future setbacks. This is why it’s crucial to come up with an office reopening strategy that follows COVID-19-related regulations, addresses the concerns of workers and customers, and ...

The Budd Group employee disinfecting a car

During normal times, the standard school year would be approaching its end (or already over) for most students in the U.S. Of course, due to the COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, school has been out for several months across many regions, and no one is entirely sure when it will resume again. This postponement doesn’t render all school buses useless, of course. These vehicles may be enlisted for various purposes both during and after the pandemic. And when students do finally return to school, mos...

There has been no shortage of conflicting information regarding the COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Some of this is to be expected, though, considering the novel nature of this virus -- COVID-19 behaves differently than other infectious diseases. Researchers have been hard at work trying to figure out the virus’ true origins, its short- and long-term effects, and primary methods of transmission. In the beginning, entities like the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Co...

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