Government officials have repeatedly stated that the food industry is a critical infrastructure industry and that bans and travel curfews should not apply to the food industry. Further, they are working to convey and increase their messaging this important message to state and local governments. In response to recent discussions with members, we have prepared a letter that you may share with your employees, providing legal justification for business travel as professionals in an industry that the government has deemed critical to this country.
Company designated as an essential business during coronavirus pandemic.
March 24, 2020
Because of the services and products we provide to essential businesses like food, pharmaceutical, and medical device manufacturers nationwide, Viking Masek's US headquarters is currently deemed a “Supplier for Essential Business and Operations” and therefore will remain open. All departments at our US headquarters are currently functional and operating normally.
Flexicon Corporation has been granted a waiver by the State of Pennsylvania to continue operating during the COVID-19 outbreak due to its role in the supply chain for life-sustaining businesses, it was announced by David Gill, president.
Eaglestone is exempt from Governor's order for residents to remain indoors during COVID-19 pandemic.
March 23, 2020
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.
ASGCO has implemented our business continuity plan in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. This includes adapting our workplace, as well as meeting and travel policies to protect our employees, customers and service providers. To ensure the continuity of our operations and to do our part to help reduce the spread of the virus we have:
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.
During this Covid-19 Pandemic, the Jamison Door Companies are determined to continue to safe guard our employee’s health while continuing to supply the needs of the temperature controlled industry with high quality products, delivered right, and delivered on time.
As COVID-19 continues to expand throughout the U.S., we want to communicate our commitment to business continuity. We are currently fully operational, though we remain focused on the health of our employees. To that end, we have many staff working from home as well as essential onsite staff available to ship orders and answer inquiries.
In light of the rapidly evolving news around COVID-19, we want to assure you that top of mind for us is the well-being of our employees, customers, partners and communities. As such, we are actively monitoring the rapidly changing situation and taking action to facilitate a safe and healthy working environment while maintaining continuity of business.
A person who has tested positive for COVID-19 was on-site at the Georgia World Congress Center during MODEX 2020 (March 9-12). This person was working on-site for a trade show marketing and labor provider from March 4-14. We are told the person tested positive on March 17 and is recovering at this time.
The May 2020 issue of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazine highlights sustainable solutions for companies along the cold chain, plus coronavirus and food safety coverage, lift truck technology, pizza innovations, new dairy and dairy-alternative products, plus much more—just click the stories below to start reading.