3-27-2020 12:00 PM
From: Brad Watson
Subject: Next 2 Weeks
As we go through the next two weeks I want to let everyone know that the plant will still be open and the lights still on. I believe at this point everyone has been contacted about your personal decision on working or time off.
The next 2 weeks will look much like a typical inventory event with some operations still taking place. Some operators are being contacted to work with the same voluntary decisions that we all have. We plan production on first shift 6:30 – 4:30 Monday – Thursday for the next 2 weeks in order to supply some critical components to our customers that remain open and in need of our product. We will be working very hard on deep cleaning as well as implementing new cleaning and PPE procedures that will go into place for the foreseeable future.
Our goal is to establish the safest possible working conditions while continuing to supply our customers with the critical components they need.
Brad A. Watson
3-26-2020 6:00 PM
Covid 19 Notice click here.
3-23-2020 4:30 PM
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3-22-2020 11:30 AM
3-21-2020 5:00 PM
Based on the recent announcements from St. Louis City, St. Louis County and the state of Missouri we will remain open until further notice.
3-18-2020 1:00 PM
Welcome to our Employee central communication on our website. Please use this site, along with our call in line of 636/431-2281 to receive updates on our operations.
As you know, the situation surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve rapidly around the globe, the United States, and in Missouri. Aggressive actions are being taken by leaders in the public and private sectors to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Over the last month, we have been taking aggressive and prudent actions, consistent with our plans, to protect your safety, as well as the safety of your families, while protecting our employees, our supply chain and our business. Thank you for all of your efforts in keeping our business running safely.
As you might expect, we are not done. As conditions change surrounding COVID-19, so too will our action steps under the plan. Today, I am announcing another significant, proactive step in our plan to address COVID-19. Beginning this past Monday and over the course of the next week, we will begin having a meaningful portion of our co-workers work from home until further notice. We will continue to assess this timeline in the weeks ahead. Needless to say, given the nature of our operations and the fact that Bohn and Dawson is part of the critical supply chain to the assembly lines of the companies we serve and the nature of our business, not everyone will be working from home. For those who will continue to report to your respective work location each day, additional steps are being undertaken to protect your safety during this time as well. Notably, reducing the number of co-workers in our locations is a key step in improving the safety for those of us remaining in our facilities. We also will be announcing shift staffing levels to create a smaller work force per shift, along with separation between arrivals and departures. In addition, we have enhanced cleaning practices and provided additional personal hygiene materials, among other things. We ask that you continue to do your part in good hygiene, (wash your hands!), social separation, (keep a 6’ distance between you and others), and cover your face and mouth when coughing and sneezing.
I also recognize that this is a significant change in how we have operated in the past. While our transition to this different approach to working is clearly the right step, I am sure that we will have some issues that we will need to work through before we are functioning at 100%. That is to be expected. We will check and adjust and work together as a team to identify and resolve these issues in a timely fashion. Importantly, no matter where we are working, we must remained focused on safety, including operational excellence and conservative decision making; we must continue to run our core business; we must continue to comply with all rules and regulations; we must remain diligent in our cybersecurity practices; and we must stay focused on accomplishing our business objectives for the benefit of our employees, our customers, and our suppliers.
Of course, the COVID-19 situation will continue to evolve. As a result, our action steps may change as well. I strongly encourage you to read the daily COVID-19 updates in the press to stay apprised of any changes in developments in our community.
In closing, I recognize we are living and operating in challenging times. This can be unsettling. I know that you are not only thinking about the task at hand at Bohn and Dawson, but you are concerned about your family, friends and other loved ones. That is clearly understandable. We will do everything we can to help you through this challenging period. I will also repeat what I have said before. Our organization is used to dealing with unforeseen challenges, yet time and time again we have been able to stay focused and accomplish our mission while addressing our co-workers’ needs. As a result, it is not a time to panic. Instead, it is a time to be proactive and take prudent steps in executing our plan. It is a time to be agile and innovative to address unforeseen issues in a timely fashion. It is a time to come even closer together as a team to work through this situation…”All-in.” I am confident we will “weather this storm” as a company, as a community and as a country. I am confident because I am blessed to work with incredible co-workers who are focused every day. Thank you for remaining calm and focused, especially on safety, as you continue your daily work on-site or at home.