Well, that was different. Another year in the books, and it was not the “return to normal” as we had all hoped for at the end of 2020, but here we are!
With supply chain delays and ever-changing Covid news, each day seemed to bring a new set of challenges! Fortunately, we were up to it!
In my 20 years with Julin Printing, I don’t recall such a volatile paper market. We were faced with numerous paper and material increases throughout the year. Towards the end of the year, it became a challenge to even find some paper stocks! We knew there would be challenges (see printing pandemic challenge for more details), but it is nothing like we have experienced in the past.
We are fortunate to have wonderful customers who not only kept us very busy throughout the year but have also been extremely understanding if delays arose. It is gratifying to work with such good people!
Despite the busy year, we did make updates to one of our cutting systems- a real back saver! And we repaved our parking lot, which finished the garage edition we completed in 2020. It’s the little things that can make a big difference to our employees!
After 2021, I don’t think we will be making any predictions as to what to expect for 2022, but we are anticipating another busy year.
A big thanks to all that supported Julin Printing Company in 2021! See you in the New Year!