Amerex Operations Update Regarding COVID-19
March 23, 2020
Amerex continues to monitor the evolving spread of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, around the U.S. and our region. Amerex is part of an essential industry supplying critical life safety products to various other industries and first responders, and we intend to remain open through this event. As of today, there has been no interruption in Amerex operations due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
We have taken steps to protect our team members and their families including limiting outside visitors to our facilities, teleworking where possible, and restricting business travel. Our goal is to help contain and reduce the possible risk of spreading COVID-19 among our employees, our customers, and our communities, while ensuring we continue to provide quality fire protection and suppression equipment with timely delivery and service.
Further, to reduce the transmission of the disease and to educate our team members, we are:
Providing regular communication to our workforce – this includes education on the facts surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak and what our team members can do to reduce the transmission of the disease.
Implementing additional cleaning schedules for high-traffic and common areas.
Providing cleaning and sanitization supplies and encouraging frequent use in the workplace.
Instructing employees not to report to work while they are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath.
In the event we should experience a labor shortage, we have strategies prepared to support ongoing operations. We have developed alternative scheduling options to maximum use of available labor, including overtime and/or weekend contingency schedules. Also, we have discontinued non-essential activities and redirected resources toward operations to serve our customers.
Our team is regularly reviewing updated guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other agencies, and we will adapt our response accordingly. We will continue to share periodic updates about our operations as the situation unfolds.
About McWane Inc.
McWane, Inc. is a family-owned business based in Birmingham, Alabama, with companies across the United States and the world. At the McWane Family of Companies, we cast ductile iron products--including pipe, valves, hydrants, fittings, and plumbing products--manufacture fire extinguishers, fire suppression systems, steel pressure vessels, and build network switches and monitoring equipment. We are the leader in delivering clean, safe drinking water around the world while focusing on the safe, environmentally-friendly manufacturing of our products. With more than 6,000 team members McWane has a longstanding commitment of support to the communities where we live and work.
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