Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – Update 3/25/2020
Today the State of Minnesota has issued further “Stay at Home” restrictions related to COVID-19. These restrictions are effective Friday March 27th until Friday April 10th and are intended for businesses deemed non-essential.
Midland Garage Door falls under the list of essential businesses as we supply our customers with products used for keeping facilities accessible and operational. This includes facilities for First Responders, Health-Care Providers, Transportation, and Residential Homes.
All Midland Garage Door facilities will continue to remain open to serve our customers with our full product line and we will continue to deliver with our fleet of delivery trucks.
We are continuing to do what is necessary to protect the safety of our employees as recommended by the CDC and OSHA.
We ask that all customers call ahead for pickups and stay in their vehicles while being loaded, so that our employees can keep a safe distance.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – Update 3/17/2020
At Midland Garage Door, it is our primary responsibility to keep our employees and customers safe. In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we feel it is important to share with you some of the steps we are taking to minimize risk.
To ensure we are doing what is necessary to help protect our employees at work, we are following recommendations from the CDC and OSHA. Some of the steps we are taking include:
• Frequently disinfecting common areas
• Staggering all breaks and lunch periods
• Promoting frequent and thorough handwashing
• Encouraging respiratory etiquette
• Instructing employees to stay home if they are sick or have symptoms
of acute respiratory illness
• Limiting unnecessary face-to-face meeting internally
• Discouraging employees from using other employee work stations
• Restricting vendor visits
• Restricting travel that is not required – including visits to customers
In addition to the steps we are taking at our facility, we are also conscious of our employee’s lives being disrupted because of this situation. To help reduce the potential strain, we are offering extreme flexibility for those who are taking care of kids at home due to school closures and those needing to stay home to provide care for themselves or sick family members.
From a manufacturing perspective, we are well positioned to endure any challenges this situation might create. We have a strong supply chain and our inventory levels are solid. We have ample capacity in our manufacturing facilities, and we are capable of covering an employee shortage.
Midland Garage Door is an extremely stable company and although this may cause some disruptions, it will not have any long-term impact to the business. We are here for our employees and our customers and we intend to stay open for business.
We are closely monitoring updates from the CDC and will continue to operate in a smart and safe manner. As always, we will continue to serve our customers at the highest level and will keep you informed of any updates moving forward.