As a company deemed essential during this unprecedented time, we are proud to play a role in helping our partners and communities stay strong. As a business, this also means we have to shift our operating strategies and implement extra precautions to keep our employees and their families safe. Here is what we have been doing over the past couple of weeks in response to COVID-19:
President Eric Fink Leading the Way
Part of our core values here at Whirltronics are compassion, encouragement, and safety. We care about our customers and each other. We work to create a supportive environment where our team can thrive and we share a personal and professional commitment to protecting the safety of our team members and customers. We will continue to deliver on this commitment in the days and weeks ahead and thank you for your support during this time.
For the Community
Last week, Director of Maintenance Brent Elstad discovered we had a large volume of incorrectly ordered Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), mainly Tyvek suits that had been sitting unused. We were eager to help after seeing the critical need for supplies in our community, so we reached out to local hospitals and were informed they would take everything we could offer. We gathered up supplies, from dirtied respirators to unused PPE, and dropped them off at the local Buffalo Allina and Monticello Centra Care hospitals. We are grateful to play a small part in helping our community stay healthy.
For Our Employees
Our top priority is the health, safety, and well-being of our employees, families, and communities. Here at Whirltronics, we are committed to regular discussions with the union leadership, and together have accomplished ways to have social distancing and sanitation become routine for each one of us. Employees that are able to work remotely have been staying home. Sanitation stations have been set up for employees to use for themselves and their work surfaces. In an effort to implement social distancing we ordered t-shirts for employees to wear during their shifts as a reminder to stay at least six feet apart.