TWR is truly thankful for the incredible response and sacrifice made by medical workers, who are on the frontlines in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. We are also humbly honored to have been able to play a small part in supporting their immense efforts, alongside a vigilant and nimble medical equipment industry ensuring supplies reach those in need.
Prior to the pandemic, we had designated a portion of our facility as an optimal space to expand our Electroless Nickel offering. However, in March, our customers informed us of their urgent need for more Bright Nickel capabilities, in order to plate medical ventilators that were becoming increasingly in-demand. In a matter of a few weeks, we transformed that open space into a new Bright Nickel setup, adding a second tank to run alongside our existing setup.
In addition, we were able to make two new hires to support the increase in production. With this additional support and the second tank, we effectively doubled our Bright Nickel capacity between mid-March and early-April. We also prioritized all orders whose products were going directly to the Covid response effort, allowing us to make a measurable impact in a short period of time. To those of our customers who may have experienced longer lead times as a result of these measures, we greatly thank you for your loyalty and patience.
We know these times have been very difficult for businesses around the world and our thoughts are with them and their families. We are very grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the effort on the frontlines, while also being able to keep our doors open in support of our employees and their families.