Microspec recognizes that we are a critical supplier of medical parts to our medical device customers.
We want to keep you updated on how the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is impacting our personnel and operations at Microspec.
To date, no one at Microspec has contracted COVID-19, nor have we experienced any disruptions with our material supplies or supply chain network. Internally, upper management is monitoring the situation around the world and locally and responding as necessary. This includes abiding by local, state and federal government requirements.
To reduce the potential for virus contraction, we have implemented the CDC’s recommended safe best practices in all areas of our facility and business and are following all federal and state COVID-19 guidelines. We share regular updates with our employees on these best practices and encourage them to practice them at home, including the critical practice of social distancing at all times. We are implementing additional technology to stay in contact, manage interactions and maintain business continuity. We are restricting visitors to our facilities since limiting outside exposure will help keep our operations team healthy and reduce the risk of spreading the virus to our critical areas.
Our somewhat reduced workforce, due to schools being shut down statewide and recommendations for people to stay at home if they are older or have an underlying health condition, has impacted our capacity to some degree. We are operating 3 shifts to nearly full capacity. We have made the directive to manufacturing that our customer’s production items will have priority over prototype items. We ask our customers who have submitted prototype POs to understand that their POs may be delayed during this emerging crisis. For the time being, we are able to balance our workload effectively with our current staffing and shift operations.
We will continue our vigilance in managing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and update you if things change. Again, our number one priority is to keep our employees safe and our customer’s critical supply chains unaffected during this uncertain time.
Tim and Elizabeth Steele