COVID-19 News / Davis-Standard: Essential business designation
Davis-Standard announced that in light of recent announcements related to COVID-19 and “shelter in place” requirements, it is confirming that the company has been identified as an Essential Business and will continue to operate to produce equipment required for the manufacturing of medical supplies, food and pharmaceutical packaging, construction materials and other related products.
The Essential Business designation for Davis-Standard applies to all of its manufacturing sites globally: Pawcatuck, Connecticut; Fulton, New York; Union Gap, Washington; Greater Toronto Area, Ontario; West Midlands, Great Britain; Erkrath, Germany; Vantaa, Finland; Ecublens, Switzerland and Suzhou, China.
In addition, the company shared how it is working as a global organization to serve its customers while keeping its employees’ health and safety a top priority:
- Davis-Standard said it is ensuring that its teams are available to support and meet the needs of its customers by implementing local and regional contingency plans across the globe.
- Its sales, service and manufacturing facilities remain open and operate business as usual with increased sanitation practices and restricted visitor policies.
- The company has encouraged a majority of its office-based employees to work from home to minimize risk of exposure and disruption.
- The company has staggered its shifts and breaks for manufacturing personnel to minimize employee personal contact.
- Davis-Standard restricted all unnecessary travel that isn’t business or customer-critical to minimize risk to its employees in the course of their daily work and in support for public health efforts to contain the virus.
“While COVID-19 is an unprecedented situation, we are proud of our employees who continue to serve our customers and communities. On behalf of our employees, we are more committed than ever to support you during this difficult time. We will continue to monitor the situation and are prepared to respond promptly as it changes and will keep you informed specific to any impact to mutual projects,” said Jim Murphy, President and CEO of Davis-Standard, LLC.