A Message From Our CEO
(March 20, 2020)
As we all find ourselves in unprecedented times, we are taking steps to reduce the risks to our associates, customers, suppliers and our industry. The transportation industry is vital to keep supplies moving; medical equipment, personal protection equipment, food and household items, to name a few. We are committed to the health and safety of our employees and their families and ensuring that our products remain available to support the critical infrastructure needs around the globe. We are:
- expediting shipments to customers to meet critical deadlines
- ensuring product is strategically located to meet critical transportation infrastructure
- monitoring every site and following all recommended practices
We are proactively working with government officials to ensure our products, which are vital to the freight infrastructure of our nation, continue to be produced in this unprecedented time.
We thank you for your patience, flexibility and resilience.
- Robin Kendrick
Important Safety Information
- Identified possible work-related exposures, health risks or areas of risk to our employees.
- Assessed each operation to ensure there is an adequate supply of soap and hand sanitizer available at all high touch areas.
- Communicated with local health departments to verify channels of communication and methods for dissemination of local outbreak information.
- Assessed Human Resources policies to ensure that policies and practices are consistent with public health recommendations and consistent with the existing (and changing) workplace regulations.
- Implemented flexible worksites (e.g., home office) and flexible work hours (e.g., staggered shifts), to increase the physical distance among employees and between employees and enacted these practices where feasible. Employees are encouraged to work from home if they can do so.
- Identified essential business functions, jobs or roles, and critical elements within our supply chain (e.g., raw materials, suppliers, subcontractor services/products, and logistics) relative to what is required to maintain business operations. Plans are in place for how the business will operate if there is an increase in absenteeism or if these supply chains are interrupted.
- Assessed the potential business impact if it were necessary to implement modified production practices related to increased absenteeism. This could be due to increases in sick employees or those who stay home to care for sick family members. Flexible workplace and leave policies will be adhered to where feasible.
- Social distancing protocols have been established and communicated to all locations. Meetings have either been canceled or done with a maximum of 10 employees while adhering to strict social distancing protocols.
- All business travel has been canceled. Non-essential visitors are prohibited.
- Non-essential visitors are not permitted at company locations.
- Constant communication and business updates are being shared with our teams.