On Friday March 20, 2020, Governor Pritzker declared all residents in the State of Illinois to shelter-in-place beginning Saturday March 21, 2020 at 5 P.M CST through April 7, 2020. The shelter-in-place order requires residents to stay indoors except for essential trips and services in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. However, all essential businesses and those that supply and service those businesses are exempt from the shelter-in-place order. Businesses that are exempt include but not limited to food processing, aggregate/cement, mining, unit handling, warehouse/distribution and logistics.

We want to inform you that Eaglestone Equipment qualifies as an exempt business and will remain open. Eaglestone Equipment manufactures and services equipment for companies that are exempt from the shelter-in-place order that are in the food, beverage and electric power generation industries. In order to support our customers who are deemed an essential business in the fight against COVID-19, Eaglestone Equipment will evaluate and prioritize our production schedule in order to meet the needs of these companies. For our customers who are not classified as an essential business, please know that we value your business and will strive to meet your requirements.

Eaglestone Equipment is committed to the health and safety of our customers, employees and suppliers as we all face these uncertain times during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are taking this outbreak seriously and are following guidelines from the WHO, CDC, state and local health agencies to ensure a safe work environment and to prevent further spreading COVID-19 in the community.

Eaglestone Equipment’s operations are subject to contingencies we may not control or anticipate as the COVID-19 pandemic progresses. This may affect lead times and customer delivery dates. We will communicate with you as early as possible if and as the facts above evolve. We wish you and your family good health as we all work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Christopher S. Powell
General Manager

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