Welcome to the first edition of Shop Snippets, a periodic update on our work at Fresh Start.

We continue to prevent COVID-19 from infecting our shop by constantly monitoring temperatures and oxygen levels. We continue to maintain social distancing and to require masks, even though distancing can be a challenge when running some of the machinery.

We’re getting more orders for custom and contract work. Here are some examples:

• Raised garden beds for the Town of Manchester

• Custom bookcases for Rex Fowler and Rich Carman

• Display tables for Elizabeth Park

• Tables and chairs for the Swift Factory.

Those kinds of orders generate revenue and constitute new opportunities for training and creativity.