Our Response To Covid-19
Posted on by Sherwood Griffing
Customers, Colleagues and Friends
On Monday, March 23, the Governor of Connecticut issued a mandatory "Stay Safe Stay Home" order closing all non-essential businesses in the state. As an essential business, as defined in the governor's order, Novo Precision's production facility will remain open while we continue to practice elevated safety measures for all employees which we detail below.
Many of Novo's customers fall into the categories listed in the governor's order or orders that are being implemented across the country as companies that manufacture, distribute and or are supply chains for "medical devices, diagnostics, equipment, services and any other healthcare related supplies or services."
As of today, we will continue to remain at full capacity to assist these companies in keeping their supply chain intact as many of them help in the fight against this pandemic. If your company is currently making or looking to make any of the critical protective equipment masks, ventilators etc. and need our material cutting (wire, cable, tube) services or machinery let us know how we can help.
Protecting our Workers
At Novo Precision we want to do our part to flatten the curve and keep our employees and their families safe. We have staggered shifts, lunches and breaks to look to reduce the number of workers in proximity to each other. We have increased cleaning of workstations and the facilities at large. Until further notice we have eliminated visitors to our facilities with the exception of parcel pickup and delivery and have prohibited travel between our facilities. We have implemented work from home where possible to further reduce the risk to our employees.
Thank you for putting your trust in Novo Precision. It has been a pleasure to provide your wire, cable, tube cutting and machinery needs over the last 39 years. We appreciate your patience as we navigate through this unprecedented epidemic and wish you all good health.
Frequently Asked Questions
Updated: March 23, 2020
How is Novo Precision impacted by the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak?
Novo Precision is monitoring the situation closely and moving quickly to take action to minimize potential risk this may have for Novo employees, business and customers.
How is Novo Precision protecting its workforce from exposure to COVID-19?
Employees are our most valuable asset so we have set many stringent and thorough safety protocols. These include increased cleaning of workstations, tooling and the facility in general. We have also looked to stagger shifts, lunches and breaks so to keep employees spread apart. We have set up protocols in case of employee exposure or those that feel ill. We encourage employees to use Novo Precision collaboration technology to work remotely as appropriate.
How does the Coronavirus outbreak in China impact the Novo Precision supply chain?
Since Made in America is a core principle of Novo Precision we have little exposure to China and products made there. When possible we always look to purchase parts and products from other US manufacturers
Are there any near-term impacts to Novo Precision production and delivery schedules?
The Coronavirus outbreak has had no impact on our ability to manufacture or ship product. We have multiple manufacturing locations that give us flexibility to produce our products and deliver as scheduled. Obviously with details changing rapidly this is a fluid situation but we will keep updating as we go.