March 18, 2020
To Our Community:
The COVID-19 outbreak has impacted all of our lives in some way. Our hearts go out to those who have lost loved ones or who are fighting to recover from this illness.
I want to assure you that we have been proactive in our approach to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have been continuously monitoring the situation since January. In February, we enacted our Business Continuity Plan, which includes operational guidelines for emergency situations, including pandemics. Our priorities are protecting our employees, our customers, and the community.
We are going beyond the guidelines published by the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control for social distancing, sanitization efforts, and precautionary self-quarantining for those who have reason to believe that they may have been exposed to someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19. We have closed our facilities to visitors and have enacted work-from-home for non-mission-critical on-site personnel and have ensured that our IT infrastructure is up to the task of maintaining our business operations. These efforts are all directed at protecting the health of our employees, limiting the spread of COVID-19 in our community, and ensuring business continuity.
We are doing everything possible to maintain continuous business operations to serve those who rely on us so that we can deliver the solutions they need to meet the demands of their customers. We have a very diversified manufacturing strategy. We have increased buffer stock, established second and third-tier suppliers to ensure adequate materials, and we are working with third-party logistics providers to develop comprehensive transportation plans to ensure deliveries within the currently constrained market.
My hope is that we are all able to return to a normal way of life in the near future. It is times like this that provide the opportunity for all of us to work together, helping one another persevere.
Chairman and CEO