Posted March 27, 2020

Grote's Response to COVID-19

Grote Industries is a global company driven by four core values: Trust, Integrity, Responsibility, and Respect. At this time our primary duty is our responsibility to our employees, to the communities in which we live, and to the customers we serve. In light of the rapidly evolving situation surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, Grote has formed a Global Situation Team to deal with this complex challenge. Our priorities during this crisis are twofold; to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees while helping slow the spread of the disease, and to safely maintain operations to continue fulfilling customer orders.

Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), Grote has put the following measures in place:

  • Instituting additional sanitation of all our facilities
  • Implementing health and safety procedures to both monitor and maintain a healthy environment for all our team members
  • Providing staff with additional hand sanitizer and posting health and wellness information
  • Restricting all non-essential work travel
  • Asking employees to minimize or eliminate personal travel and attending public gatherings
  • Restricting entry to Grote facilities to only essential personnel and approved contractors
  • Implementing a remote work policy for non-essential staff
  • Relaxing our attendance policy for any COVID-19 absence

The industries that make up the Transportation Sector have been identified by the Department of Homeland Security as infrastructure critical to the welfare of our nation during the fight against COVID-19. From truck drivers to first responders and grocery store workers to farmers, the Transportation Sector relies on us to continue supplying their essential service providers during this critical period. As a key supplier for transportation manufacturers and service providers, Grote has a special responsibility to continue delivering the parts that allow these industries to run safely and efficiently.

As of today, of our production and distribution facilities are operational and the manufacture and delivery of products to our customers proceeds uninterrupted. In order to meet the challenge of this fast-moving situation and ensure our support for the people and companies on the front lines of the worldwide supply chain, we will continue refining contingency plans to deal with the ongoing spread of the virus throughout our communities.

Our efforts to keep our factories running smoothly will ensure that the transportation and logistics of the healthcare, food, and agricultural industries remain operational. We want to give our customers and partners the help they need to maintain their supply lines. Businesses can trust that we at Grote Industries will do our part to help them do theirs. We all have a role to play and ours is to ensure we can support the needs of our partners on the front lines.

If you would like to know more about COVID-19, the worldwide response effort, or what you can do to protect yourself and others, please visit:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
World Health Organization

Posted March 27, 2020

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