TORONTO, Ont. - Wood components manufacturer Art For Everyday Inc. announced it will reopen its manufacturing in stages with the lifting of the mandated COVID-19 closure by Ontario. The Toronto-based company temporarily shut down its operation on March 24 to combat the spread of COVID-19. Operations began reopening April 27, with plans to resume full production by mid-May.

"We would like to thank all those in our industry that came together as one community by shutting down their operations to help the combat this pandemic even though it may have caused them hardship," the company said in a statement. "Based on the most recent guidance from the Government of Ontario, as a manufacturer, we are deemed an 'Essential Service,' As such, over the past several weeks, we have been carefully considering how we can re-open the AFE facility, and what steps we can take to protect the health and safety of our employees."

Art for Everyday specializes in carved components and has a 50,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Toronto, as well as a 3,000-square-foot showroom.

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