Like nearly all companies worldwide, General Digital was also affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a member of the Defense Industrial Base, it was critical for us to find a way to safely fulfill our commitments to our customers. After transitioning all our office employees to virtual work, 100% of our production staff remained in place while following the CDC Community Mitigation Framework and Guidance for Businesses & Employers. Thus, we continued providing essential services for our customers in the defense, medical device, aviation, and other safety-critical industries that couldn’t afford a lapse in production.
Concurrently, our leadership saw an opportunity to grow the business through finding a new location for the company once we could all reunite safely. After weeks of planning, we moved our operations into a new and larger facility without any production interruptions. General Digital Corporation is excited to introduce you to our new home in East Hartford, Connecticut.
“Our employees have been truly outstanding throughout this crisis,” remarked General Digital President, Bryan Gudrian. “On top of working safely every day during a health emergency, they also found a way to move facilities without missing a production beat. Now that we’re all united under one roof again, I’m excited and confident about General Digital’s continued growth.”
The 48,000 square foot facility increases our ability to execute larger production runs and adds more office space for Product Development and Software Services. The building features a brightly lit production space with temperature and humidity control. It also features several dedicated lab spaces for software testing, class 100 and 10,000 clean rooms (with capability to expand), ESD compliant workstations, and other improvements. The engineering and other office staff returned from remote work to find safety at the forefront of the new facility’s design. The new office location provides much greater social distance protections than our old home along with an increased ability to collaborate both in person and via video conference with our customers, as travel restrictions remain in place.
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