By Elizabeth Pattman, via The Courier-Tribune

Manufacturers around the country have been facing raw material shortages and price hikes throughout the pandemic. Randolph County’s manufacturers are no exception.

According to Phil Mintz with the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership, it all traces back to problems in the global supply chain brought on by COVID-19.

“It all traces back to our global supply chain pretty much still struggling with importing from countries who still are struggling with COVID and can’t really operate at the same speed they had pre-pandemic,” he explained. 

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