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Bosma Enterprises - 3/26/2021 9:24:05 AM

A look back during the past year and the impact of the 2020 pandemic. Bosma Enterprises continued to ensure that Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals had a steady supply of medical gloves to meet accelerating demand, while a majority of employees teleworked, and continued to serve Hoosiers who are blind or visually impaired.

Like most other businesses in Indianapolis in 2020, Bosma Enterprises monitored the world’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 17, we charted a course to keep employees safe while continuing to provide products to protect healthcare workers and veterans. We decided to close our buildings to the public and send all non-site-essential employees home to begin teleworking. Bosma suspended all on-site programs, and virtual training programs were implemented to continue services to clients.

 

At that point, our team pivoted and began ramping up production efforts to ensure that the Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals had a steady supply of medical gloves to meet the accelerating demand of the pandemic. Bosma Enterprises made employee safety the highest priority by implementing CDC and local guidelines. 

 

In addition to ensuring our business continued to operate effectively, we knew people who are blind would need our services even more during the worldwide crisis. Phone lines were set up to provide counseling, resources, and support. Thanks to the United Way of Central Indiana, which provided funding from their COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund, we created additional virtual programming and care packages including PPE, food, adaptive aids, and other critical needs to assist our clients.

 

Throughout 2020, Bosma Enterprises has done its part to help America thrive during this pandemic, providing:

  • 650 million gloves, packaged and shipped to VA hospitals

  • 240,000 man-hours, devoted to fighting the pandemic

  • 25,000 pieces of PPE, donated to community charities

  • 911 Hoosiers dealing with vision loss received critical services to live independently.

 

“I couldn’t be prouder of our team,” said Jeff Mittman, president and CEO of Bosma.”They haven’t missed a beat and have given their best effort to help their fellow Americans, who are engaged in the battle against this awful virus.”

 

As Bosma Enterprises begin to look at returning to its regular routine for employees and clients, we will build on what we have learned and continue to serve Hoosiers who are blind or visually impaired.