Category: About InCord

InCord puts their sewing machines to good use and to produce hospital gowns.

InCord has the sewing machines and the craftmanship so it made sense to take a proactive approach. While they are still manufacturing custom safety netting solutions and shipping orders daily that support essential infrastructure all over the US, Meredith Shay, Chief Executive Officer/Owner knew there was more they could be doing. InCord quickly created zones on their production floor to …

In good times and tough times, InCord is always ready to deliver.

As the Coronavirus (COVID‐19) situation continues to develop, please be aware that we have implemented precautions at our locations as we continue to meet our customers’ needs. Our supply chain is intact and as strong as ever. We have a well‐equipped manufacturing facility and stocked inventory in place. InCord team members have been in constant communications with each other and …

InCord Celebrates 25th Anniversary as Leader in Manufacturing of Custom Safety Netting Solutions

InCord is celebrating its 25th anniversary as a leading manufacturer of custom safety netting solutions. The family owned and operated company was founded in 1995 by Ed Ritz and Bob and Mary Martin. Pioneers Ed Ritz and Bob and Mary Martin started InCord with the intention of creating a different kind of company—an exemplary workplace from the perspective of employees—starting …

Saving a Life a Day

“Your product helped save a child,” a customer told InCord in a July 2019 voice message. Calling from Hawaii, theater technical specialist Darrell Ziegler described how during a children’s theatre camp, there was a blackout in the Kahilu Theatre. Before the emergency lights came on, one kid backed up and fell off the stage—onto an InCord safety net. Ziegler, the …

The Rise of a Millennial CEO: InCord’s Meredith Ritz Shay

The Rise of a Millennial CEO: InCord’s Meredith Ritz Shay Before Meredith Ritz Shay turned 30 in July 2019, she became CEO of InCord, the largest manufacturer of safety netting in North America, created NetPlay USA, a joint venture with InCord’s primary supplier in Germany, and acquired another company. It’s telling that when Shay talks about the recent acquisition of …

InCord in the Beginning: A New Template for a Changing World

Enter InCord’s front doors and you’re greeted by a bright, multicolored, mural-like painting celebrating netting, a smiling receptionist ready to assist, and a life-size statue of Elvis mid-song and wearing a long scarf of rainbow netting. If you are lucky, you might come across InCord’s own bard and Director of Business Development-Environmental Division, Danny Shanahan, reciting an original poem to …

InCord’s Creative Management: Becoming a Place Workers Love

InCord receives CT Top Workplace Award for 8th consecutive year in 2018 How many of us can say we love going to work? How many of us are all too familiar with the dread and despair that ensues when we even think about our job? Trying to imagine “love” and “work” in connection to each other may seem a contradiction …