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Kelly Lyndgaard, Unshattered – It was never about the bags

When Governor Cuomo ordered non- essential businesses to close March 20th Unshattered, a manufacturer of handbags, needed to abide by the mandate and close their doors.

In less than 24 hours, however, Unshattered saw the critical need for face masks for healthcare workers, drafted a mask, consulted with a physician from Vassar Brothers Medical Center, and began producing a safe and effective product. By Saturday at noon back to being essential and in full production mode.

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Rich Croce – President, Viking Industries

As the COVID 19 crises unfolds the Council of Industry is using all its resources to keep its members up to date with the latest information and resources to keep their employees safe and their businesses operating. This podcast is one of those resources and part of those efforts.

In this episode Johnnieanne Hansen from the Council of Industry interviews Rich Croce, President of Viking Industries.

Johnnieanne and Rich talk about Viking’s response to the COVID 19 pandemic and their efforts to keep their employees safe and their business running. Tragically, an employee of Viking died from the coronavirus several weeks ago.  Rich discusses the effect of that death on the Viking family and the extraordinary efforts they are making to keep their employees safe and secure.

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George Quigley, President, ErtelAlsop and Chairman of the Council of Industry Board of Directors

In this episode Harold King from the Council of Industry interviews George Quigley, President of Ertel/Alsop and Chairman of the Council of Industry Board of Directors

As the COVID 19 crises unfolds the Council of Industry is using all its resources to keep its members up to date with the latest information and resources to keep their employees safe and their businesses operating. This podcast is one of those resources and part of those efforts.

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Ron Hicks, Assistant County Executive, Dutchess County

In this episode Harold King from the Council of Industry interviews Ronald Hicks, Assistant Dutchess County Executive.

As the COVID 19 crises unfolds the Council of Industry is using all its resources to keep its members up to date with the latest information and resources to keep their employees safe and their businesses operating. This podcast is one of those resources and part of those efforts.

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Ben Katzenstein, President of Star Kay White

In this episode Harold King and Johnnieanne Hansen from the Council of Industry interview Ben Katzenstein, President of Congers based Star Kay White.

Star Kay White “makes the stuff that makes Ice cream great.” From flavor extracts like vanilla, peppermint and lemon, to candies like toffee, chocolate chips and nuts Star Kay White makes ingredients for all the major brands including Turkey Hill, Friendly’s Breyer’s and Ben and Jerry’s.  The company recently celebrated its 130 anniversary by opening its new candy making facility. They did so, appropriately enough, on Valentine’s Day. Ben Katzenstein is the 4th generation to run the business and his sons Alex and Gabe are now also part of the leadership team.

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