WilliamsRDM & StoveTop FireStop Statement on (COVID-19), Coronavirus.
We are continuing to monitor and update this page daily. Last updated: 3/24/2020
[UPDATE: March 24, 2020]
In light of the new Shelter in Place order going into effect at 11:59PM, March 24th in Fort Worth, Tarrant County and is already in place for Dallas County, WilliamsRDM has made the decision to allow those employees currently set up to work from home to begin doing so effective tomorrow, March 25, 2020 through the end of the current order, April 3, 2020. The goal of allowing certain employees to work from home is to reduce the number of employees physically in the building and therefore trying to lower the potential exposure risk. Those who continue to work in the facility, will be required to follow the guidelines for social distancing and hygiene.
WilliamsRDM is an essential employer and as such we have a responsibility to maintain operations. While this is an uncertain time for our country, we are fortunate that we can continue to keep our doors open, our employees working, and our product lines running.
Please know we value each of you and our goal is to continue to provide a safe working environment while ensuring business continuity that will thrive past this pandemic.
Thank you for continuing to choose StoveTop FireStop and WilliamsRDM.
President & CEO
[March 20, 2020]
I wanted to take this opportunity to share with our WilliamsRDM community at-large the extra precautions WilliamsRDM & StoveTop® FireStop are taking to keep our employees, customers, and vendors safe, while continuing to keep our facility open to receive orders, and manufacture and ship products with confidence.
WilliamsRDM & StoveTop FireStop are following the guidelines set by The Office of Governor of the State of Texas, Greg Abbott, The Office of Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
In response to the (COVID-19) outbreak, we have taken proactive measures for the safety of our employees, customers and vendors. As a manufacturer, working remotely is not always a viable solution for all of our employees. We will, until further notice, continue with regular production hours and accept visitors only as absolutely necessary Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CDT.
We are encouraging everyone to exercise ‘social distancing’ while in our facility as much as possible. We have placed disinfecting wipes throughout our facility and encouraged employees to frequently clean surfaces in their work areas and wash their hands. If any employees are sick, we encourage them to stay home.
When possible, we will offer to communicate with customers and vendors via remote audio/video conferencing.The health and safety of our employees, customers and vendors is our main priority during this uncertain time. With that added focus, we are doing everything we can to meet our agreed delivery schedules.
Due to the elevated risks of the COVID-19 virus to WilliamsRDM & Stovetop FireStop community at-large, I have instituted the following policies and procedures:
- Prohibiting all non-essential business travel until further notice.
- Suspending all-public meetings and trade shows appearances until further notice.
- Reinforcing the need to follow local authorities’ guidelines and recommendations.
- Encouraging employees, vendors, and customers who are sick to please stay home.
- Recommending WilliamsRDM & StoveTop FireStop contractors and vendors who are not feeling well to stay home to prevent the spread of germs.
Regarding the handling of mail, packages, and deliveries:
The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have advised that the risk for transmission of the virus via packages is minimal, and we in normal practice have very few shipments from overseas.
There is no denying that COVID-19 has had an impact on our communities. Rest assured, WilliamRDM and StoveTop FireStop remain in close contact with governmental health agencies and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and are taking the proper precautions as this situation evolves.
We remain committed to delivering product in a safe and effective manner. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for being our loyal member of our team and for your trust in WilliamsRDM & StoveTop FireStop,
President & CEO
Manufacturer of Stovetop FireStop