As I sat down to write this month’s column, I tried to think back on what the world was like just two months ago, when I wrote my editor’s note for the March issue. That column was on hockey, and embracing change. My guess is the last two months aren’t exactly the kind of change any of us had in mind.

I’ve watched from afar as many of you have diligently served your customers and communities. Across the country, restorers have been cleaning first responders’ vehicles for free, donating N95 masks and hand sanitizer, and offering to teach area businesses proper cleaning and disinfection techniques for when things reopen. All that in addition to a major influx of coronavirus cleaning and disinfection calls.

To all of you, bravo. We see you! You are the “essential workers” who have gone largely unnoticed, while being vital during the coronavirus pandemic.

You’ve adapted; you’ve found ways to keep your teams safe while continuing to work; you’ve proven your mettle.

Just as all of you have adapted to our changing world and society, it is time for Restoration & Remediation to adapt as well. In order to keep you reliably connected and informed during this pandemic and long after, R&R is suspending the delivery of our print magazines beginning in July. We are shifting our efforts to delivering even more of the educational content you know and trust via digital platforms.

This means your magazine will arrive in your inbox every month, in addition to eBlasts on many restoration-related topics throughout the month. With this change, R&R is taking a step forward to offer more education through webinars and other resources to better support and increase our reach in the restoration industry.

Thank you for the continued trust you place in R&R. We are honored to continually be the leading industry publication, received by more than 17,000 restoration industry professionals every month. We are committed to ensuring R&R continues to reach you in a safe, interactive way, and look forward to being around for many more years to come.


Michelle Blevins