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  • Stay safe out there!

    Posted by techtownmayor on April 3, 2020 at 3:47 am

    No need for us to post another guide on how to wash your hands (I assume), but please do all take good care of yourself, your family, friends and anyone else around you.

    Techtown is here to help technicians and others involved in commercial foodservice equipment keep things operating in tip-top shape. Without you, food would never leave the kitchen.

    For the time being, we’ll most likely have an influx of questions about equipment shutdowns, but hopefully, we’ll soon also see a surge of questions about getting equipment turned on again, ready to serve customers as restaurants and other commercial kitchens open their doors again to hungry guests.

    Good luck to all of you still out there servicing equipment day by day. Whether you are working on equipment for a large take-out operation or ensuring inmates can still get their meals on time, please stay safe and know that you are considered heroes of this pandemic and that techtown is here for you.

    Good luck, and stay safe.

    meda48 replied 3 months ago 5 Members · 10 Replies
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  • nafets47

    April 4, 2020 at 12:22 pm

    Thanks. Good luck to everyone in this (I hope, brief) blip in work.

  • ShawnF

    April 4, 2020 at 1:37 pm

    Don't know how many in-house service techs we habe here, but this shut down is affecting us all. My school system has furloughed almost all of our maintenance staff as they try to keep areas of the schools that have been sterilized that way.

    Fortunately I work directly for the nutrition department and have been able to assist with delivering meals to children at home who's parents are at work or don't have transportation. I hope we all get through this as quickly and safely as possible.

    I'm not trying to get political and don't advocate for larger government, but hopefully our state and federal representatives will continue to do what is necessary to support individual tax payers as well as small and medium size business.

  • fixbear

    April 4, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    Obviously if you watch the news you know that the greater NY city area is nearing the peak. Our capital region hospitals have received bus loads of Covid patients And the Governor has the National Guard sieving ventilators that are not in use to go to the city. Not a lot of happy heath care workers here.

    The local Chamber of Congress has be helping restaurants develop curbside service. Order and pay on line, Call at arrival. Dinner for 4 to 6 for $25 to $30. But I have seen one asking for $650 for a box and detailed instructions to make a 7 course meal downstate for 4. Crazy or what.

    • techtownmayor

      April 13, 2020 at 12:05 pm

      Good to hear the local community helping out the local businesses. We're all in this together. While it is of course far too early to be jubilant, it is encouraging to hear the first glimmers of improvements in some cities.

      As for the $650 dinner box – I can't imagine the type of ingredients in that…

      Stay safe everyone!

  • fixbear

    April 13, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    A assisted living facility in Niskiyuna, NY Loaned the Governor 27 ventilators last week. Yesterday he showed up in his 1968 Pontiac GTO followed by a truck to return them and thank the facility. Guess the peak is here and we are on the down side. Now if I can only find some TP.

    • techtownmayor

      April 13, 2020 at 1:16 pm

      I actually had to Google that – I never knew he was such a car nut!

      Sorry I can't help with the TP!

  • fixbear

    April 13, 2020 at 1:14 pm

    On a side, not sure what is going on in other areas, but the Chinese and Japanese resturaunts in The Capital district of New York area are all closed except 4. They can't get the Asian supply's for there food from NYC. The Asian market in Colonie is desperate for supplies. Obviously the shut down of shipping from China is having a big effect on that market.

    I regularity use the Asian market to restock things like quality rice, Mirin, dried shrimp, Soy sauce and rice vinegar. And it's a Hundred miles for me to do that. But the real stuff just isn't carried by regular market. And I do like Japanese food..

    • techtownmayor

      April 13, 2020 at 1:22 pm

      Once the global supply chains start up again, I suspect every single available container will be booked till the end of the year. That kind of product can't easily be flown over for those prices…

  • fixbear

    April 13, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    ONE, Marisk, MSC, And Costco Have sent empty ships to china to pick up containers to be used in the Americas and Europe market.

  • meda48

    March 24, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    I am so ready for this pandemic to be over!

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