WTC Winnipeg's Podcast

"When it shut down, we actually had zero work " | Interview with John Wardrope

June 05, 2020 WTC Winnipeg Season 1 Episode 39
WTC Winnipeg's Podcast
"When it shut down, we actually had zero work " | Interview with John Wardrope
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WTC Winnipeg's Podcast
"When it shut down, we actually had zero work " | Interview with John Wardrope
Jun 05, 2020 Season 1 Episode 39
WTC Winnipeg

In this episode, John Wardrope, owner and president of Acryl Designs, speaks with Mariette Mulaire and Chuck Davidson about his history of pivoting operations over the last few decades and how that has ensured his company’s continued success. The last few months have been no different! John explains how at the beginning of the pandemic the work had just about disappeared, but then they quickly adapted and began manufacturing protective guards to supply grocery stores during the pandemic. 

Acryl Designs began as a costume jewelry company which quickly grew in the 1990s when a legislation was passed and over 30,000 locations were unable to sell cigarettes without having proper displays. That’s where Acryl came in! Since then, they’ve invested in technology and machinery for the company and have had clients such as New Flyer, Walmart, Staples, Long & McQuade, to name a few.

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In this episode, John Wardrope, owner and president of Acryl Designs, speaks with Mariette Mulaire and Chuck Davidson about his history of pivoting operations over the last few decades and how that has ensured his company’s continued success. The last few months have been no different! John explains how at the beginning of the pandemic the work had just about disappeared, but then they quickly adapted and began manufacturing protective guards to supply grocery stores during the pandemic. 

Acryl Designs began as a costume jewelry company which quickly grew in the 1990s when a legislation was passed and over 30,000 locations were unable to sell cigarettes without having proper displays. That’s where Acryl came in! Since then, they’ve invested in technology and machinery for the company and have had clients such as New Flyer, Walmart, Staples, Long & McQuade, to name a few.