Actions Taken by RectorSeal During the COVID-19 Outbreak
A Message From Our Vice President
Amidst concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), I wanted to send you a quick update to let you know how RectorSeal is navigating the situation. As always, our goal is to ensure that we provide a safe work environment for our team, as well as to provide you with a consistent supply of high-quality products.
As you may know, we manufacture many of our products at our two U.S. facilities located in Houston, Texas, and Fall River, Massachusetts. As COVID-19 moves to communities in areas where we manufacture, we have taken additional precautions to limit the likelihood of the virus impacting our teams’ well-being and our operational capabilities, including:
- Enhanced handwashing and sanitation for the overall facility;
- Monitoring employee health, including not allowing any team members who are sick to come on-site;
- Shifting most non-manufacturing and non-shipping employees to work from home; and
- Changing operational workflows to allow for appropriate spacing of team members
We are following guidance from local, state, and federal authorities on how best to operate while providing a safe work environment for our team.
In conjunction with these efforts, we have worked to ensure a strong supply of imported finished goods and raw material components, having increased our inventory positions prior to the Chinese New Year. In recent weeks, we have begun receiving imports, with our suppliers continuing to ramp up operations. At this time, we are well within our target weeks of stock for key products.
As it pertains to the RectorSeal sales team, we have limited travel, especially for large gatherings and for meetings that would require air travel. We have also reinforced that our team and our manufacturer representatives should follow appropriate guidance from distributors and local health authorities.
We are carefully and continually monitoring this situation. As information evolves, we will keep you updated. In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you might have or anything that we can do to support your business and your team.
Vice President – Sales & Marketing