Business View Magazine | Volume 9, Issue 3

175 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 9, ISSUE 3 COE DISTRIBUTING T he world has faced an unprecedented two years. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses across all sectors have faced long-running disruption. COE Distributing, a nationwide distributor of office furniture, is certainly no exception, but the adaptability it has shown in reacting to the pandemic does set the company apart from many of its competitors. “Since March 2020, we’ve been experiencing constant change,” J. D. Ewing, CEO and Chairman of COE Distributing, admits. “We always talk about growth and as we entered 2020, we were ready to continue on that path. We were coming off another record year and across the first two months of 2020, we were up 40% over a very strong 2019. Then, COVID started to impact the business.” CREATIVE ADAPTABILITY