Our Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
TECO-Westinghouse is committed to ensuring the safety, health, and well-being of our employees and their families, customers, and business partners during this challenging time. As a global manufacturing company, we have been closely monitoring the unparalleled situation concerning the COVID-19 pandemic to minimize risk, avoid disruption, and provide continuity of supply.
We are considered an essential critical manufacturer, as defined by the US Department of Homeland Security – Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency Guidance of March 19, 2020. Consequently, we will keep providing products and services to our customers.
I want to share with you how TECO-Westinghouse is working to serve our customers while keeping our employees’ health and safety a top priority – we have already taken a series of precautionary measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic:
- Our offices, warehouses, and manufacturing facilities in North America and Asia remain open and will continue to maintain a normal work schedule. We have significantly enhanced the thoroughness and frequency of our cleaning and sanitation practices while also instituting restricted visitor policies, except where prohibited by law, in all our locations.
- We have implemented guidelines for the postponement of international and domestic airline business travel to minimize risk to our employees and customers. We will re-evaluate our position to determine the most appropriate next steps. Non-airline travel critical to business operations will be evaluated for both safety and business continuity.
- We are strengthening the health management of the daily work environment, by conducting body temperature monitoring for all individuals entering our facilities or offices, along with restricting access to those individuals that record a temperature higher than 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
- We have modified or postponed meetings in excess of ten (10) persons across our offices in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. We have implemented protocols to utilize conference calls and web-conferencing, as much as possible.
- We have relocated many of our office-based employees to work from home in order to diminish the threat of exposure and disruption, while sustaining the business.
- We assembled a leadership committee that monitors global, national, and local developments and new guidelines to ensure that we receive regular assessments of developing events, comply with the law, and mitigate potential impact. We will update our response plan from time to time as appropriate.
As North America began experiencing an increase in concerns, we quickly initiated a regular cadence of interactions with our colleagues in Canada and Mexico to ensure that they have our continuing support.
We are also in regular communication with our commercial teams to make sure we are supporting the needs of customers and business partners. Currently, we have sufficient inventory to fill most customers’ requirements. We have worked closely with our suppliers, manufacturing sites, and transportation companies to ensure that we can most effectively produce and deliver products to our customers.
The safety, health, and well-being of our employees, customers and business partners remain our highest priority, and we will continue to act respectfully and diligently, regardless of the disruption and uncertainty of COVID-19. We are navigating these rapidly changing circumstances as new information is made available. We are optimistic this will be a temporary condition, and we will rebound stronger together.
K. Clarence King