Creative Solutions from Waddell

acrylic panels 

At Waddell, we have recognized the opportunity to bring flexible solutions focused on creativity, natural elements and personalization into the modern office. Instead of a one size fits all approach, we are paving the way for space division furniture and contemporary display solutions. During this difficult time in the world, we are here to support our partners and customers by providing custom, creative solutions for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This pandemic has abruptly changed the way people are working and interacting with one another. Our partners, dealers, and reps are searching for creative solutions to help prevent the spread of the disease as they strive to continue to operate. As a company driven by innovation, we are using our manufacturing capabilities and components we have in house to produce a protective shield to support the effort of social distancing for essential businesses that need to stay open: grocery stores, banks, convenient stores, and pharmacies. These acrylic “sneeze guards” can be used as a transparent barrier on countertops and at check-out areas to encourage physical distancing during necessary interactions.

Even when our products are being used in unique ways, our philosophy does not change. Our products are still vital to communication, most importantly during times of crisis. At Waddell, we are here to offer custom, creative solutions as our world shifts to new ways of communicating and interacting.

Our Ohio factories are up and running in a safe and secure manner based on guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Because all our products are made in-house, we have control over our materials and processes. Our goal continues to be to provide quality products delivered within expected timelines.

Learn more about our Countertop Acrylic Protective Shields!

Other solutions from GMi that can help with social distancing:


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FAQ's on GMi Operations During COVID-19 

Implemented Social Distancing 

Our facilities team has made key changes to our physical spaces to ensure proper distancing, and we've intensified the cleaning and sanitization cadence in accordance with current guidelines. Our factory is up and running and is taking extra precautions to maintain 6' of distance between workers. 


Creative Product Solutions 


Our manufacturing capabilities have allowed us to think creatively and develop a couple products to help prevent the spread of the virus. Please reach out to use if you have a need – we will certainly try to help. 


Restricted Travel & Meetings 

GMi has restricted all non-critical travel. We’ve eliminated large company gatherings and are mandating a reduction in other face-to-face meetings. We’ve canceled upcoming events that bring more than 10 people together and are creatively using technology to reimagine collaboration. If you would like to request a meeting or a presentation of a CEU, please fill out this form. 



NeoCon has announced cancellation of the 2020 show. We are working on ways to bring you the content and information digitally. In the meantime, you can take a virtual tour of our showroom. 


Literature and Finish Samples 

  • We are still shipping literature and finish samples from our facility. Request literature here. 
  • All of our binders are full updated on MyResource Library and our website always has the most up to date symbols, literature, and images. 


Cleaning Waddell Products 

We are all searching for creative solutions to help decrease the spread of the disease while continuing to operate - and we know our partners and dealers need solutions quickly. Our products are providing the extra margin of safety needed to continue to operate during this time of physical distancing. A few points specific to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): 

  • According to the CDC, transmission of COVID-19 to persons from surfaces contaminated with the virus has not been documented. Transmission of COVID-19 apparently occurs through respiratory droplets. 
  • The CDC has advised that the most effective method for preventing the spread of viruses and germs is to follow handwashing protocols.