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Pivot International | Manufacturing in a Post-Covid World

By July 27, 2020General

Pivot International | Global Reach

For startups and entrepreneurs there may not be a more important question than how to find a manufacturer for your product.  A strong supporter of Make48, Pivot International is a single-source design, engineering and manufacturing company, headquartered in the Kansas City metropolitan area, but operates globally with facilities and offices in the US, Europe, and Asia.   

The Pivot Shield

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit business and manufacturers in unexpected ways, and Pivot is helping companies worldwide surmount disruption and rapidly adapt to fortify their business and bring new products to market. 

Headquartered in Lenexa, KS, Pivot is providing workplace safety solutions for the new normal with the Pivot Protective Shields, a transparent, portable protective divider. 

“It makes all of us feel good; everyone who works in that facility, they are giving back, and we are not making much off of this,” said CEO Mark Dohnalek. “It is not a revenue producer for us, but we have the capacity and capability, and it’s about servicing a need.” 

Upon seeing an opportunity to help businesses safely reopen, the Pivot team sprang into action by designing, engineering, and manufacturing the Pivot Shield, a transparent sneeze guard.

Pivot Shield – Pivot International – www.pivotint.com


The shields are being used to stop the airborne spread of the COVID-19 virus and protect employees and customers. 




Pivot International designed two sizes of guards to safely shield employees from airborne transmission of the coronavirus when working with the public.

What makes the “Pivot Shield” unique, Pivot International CEO Mark Dohnalek said, is that they’re tall enough to protect people but also small enough to be portable. 

The New Normal?


What will the new normal look like when the COVID-19 lockdown finally ends?

There is a good chance that what we think is “temporary” may very well become permanent including placing sneeze guards/shields in locations where people are in close proximity. 

With nearly 50 years of product development experience, seven locations worldwide, and 200,000 square feet of manufacturing capability across three continents, Pivot has become an industry leader for helping companies weather the recent crisis and effectively prepare for a new future. 

If your company is seeking opportunities to repurpose and innovate in a time of challenge, Pivot is a trusted partner. 


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