March 25, 2020
RE: Statement in Regards to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
As our communities continue to feel the increased impact of the Coronavirus, we feel it is important to share with you what we are doing to help keep our people safe, healthy and to continue to manufacture and process materials with the highest quality, putting safety first and processing materials with zero contamination. Please be assured we have protocols in place to continue to meet and exceed our customer’s expectations.
As part of our protocols, our manufacturing facility has heightened our cleaning and disinfecting procedures to maintain a healthy environment for our guests, customers and team members. We have implemented a policy in which we will not allow any visitors into our production/warehousing areas for the next 30 days, unless it is absolutely necessary and approved by the VP of Operations, Keith Stansberry.
Further, we’ve instructed anyone who is not feeling well to stay home out of an abundance of caution and self-monitor their symptoms. We are following CDC guidance, and have educated all of our employees on the symptoms of the virus. We are all equipped with the recommended procedures to follow if our community, or someone from our family and/or friend network becomes impacted by the virus.
As the situation evolves, our manufacturing facility may implement additional preventative measures to ensure our employee’s wellbeing, while maintaining a manufacturing environment that will meet our customer’s needs.
In addition, the actions we have taken over the past several years with improvements in our programs and policies and being BRCGS certified has helped us prepare for scenarios like this. We relentlessly self-audit all of our processes, practice material recalls, and have a very strong HACCP program, GMP and a strong group of individuals following that guidance to achieve the best products possible.
We have been continuously refining, improving and implementing new procedures in our processes. From food safety to health and hygiene to cleaning and sanitation, we have allocated an abundance of resources into building guidelines that go above and beyond the CDC and FDA requirements.
If you have any further questions in regards to what we are doing to keep our people and materials safe, please contact Brian Broyles, our Human Resources Manager at BBroyles@filmtechinc.com. He is on top of this situation and our main point of contact for this matter.
Thank you in advance for your patience as we navigate this challenging situation one day at a time, and determine how best to continue serving our customers, while maintaining our focus where it belongs: on our valued customers and team members.
President, FILMtech Inc.