Jack Daggett remembers the day two years ago when he thought the coronavirus pandemic might be the end of Pride Solutions, the Hutchinson manufacturing company started by his father nearly two decades earlier.

“Once COVID hit, a lot of things went through my brain about … the economy is going to shut down, we’ll have to shut our doors. Layoffs, all that kind of stuff,” Daggett recalled of that frightening spring day in 2020.