Most companies took a major hit as a result of the pandemic. Not Locus Robotics. You might say it was the hit of the pandemic.

Wilmington-based Locus Robotics, maker of robots mostly used in fulfillment warehouses, was already growing at a fast clip when the pandemic hit last year, thanks to the rise of e-commerce companies that needed its 5-foot tall, 100-pound “LocusBots” that whir around warehouses, following employees and carrying goods destined for shipment around the world.

Then the Covid-19 crisis struck, leaving people stuck at home due to social-distancing restrictions and ordering home deliveries of all sorts. And, well, the pandemic e-commerce boom was a pandemic boon to Locus Robotics.

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