An update regarding Switzer’s production status at this stage of the COVID-19 pandemic:
Switzer is operating at full capacity with no known cases of infection among our staff, and minimal disruptions to our supply chain. We have been monitoring the situation closely, and have adopted a number of measures to help minimize the risk to Switzer employees and to maintain our manufacturing capabilities. We are deeply grateful for the health and safety of our employees, and we very much intend for that to continue.
As you know, the pandemic situation is changing daily, including here in New York State, which is experiencing a surge of confirmed infections. Recently, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.7 requiring all “non-essential businesses” to reduce or eliminate on-site staff. However, those restrictions do not apply to Switzer, because Switzer meets the criteria established by New York State as an “essential business,” and will therefore continue operating at full capacity. Prior to the Order, Switzer had already implemented work-from-home and social distancing policies, and increased sanitation procedures to protect our staff.
Switzer anticipates continuing operations with little to no disruption to our production capabilities. As a producer of critical thin metal components for many essential businesses in the Defense, Aerospace, Medical Device, Telecommunications, and Food & Pharmaceutical Processing industries, our team is energized by the role we play in helping these industries stay effective.
We know that you are dealing with many of the same issues in your locations and in your businesses, and we wish for you that you will remain safe and healthy during this very difficult time. We will get through this challenge with perseverance, ingenuity, and mutual support and understanding. We’re all in this together.
We will continue to update our customers, vendors, suppliers and project partners about any changes that arise.