Dear customers, distributors, agents, and suppliers,
Amidst the Global health crisis surrounding the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), King Industries, Inc. hopes and prays for the health and wellbeing of our valued customers, business partners, and their families during this difficult time.
As the health of our mutual businesses is also on our minds, the safety and wellbeing of our employees is of highest priority in the fight to prevent COVID-19 from entering our network or impacting our production. To this end, King has taken swift and early actions that have helped reduce our risk for exposure, including real-time supplier communications to ensure the supply of our critical raw materials. As of today, we remain open for business and all operations are fully functioning.
We look forward to continuing our supply of key technical products for your applications.
Please continue to check our website for updates on our operations through the COVID-19 health emergency.
Under Connecticut's Executive Order, King Industries, Inc., a specialty chemical manufacturer, and its employees are designated an essential business. We remain open and operating.
As a key developer and supplier to critical industries, including various confidential military applications, King Industries has activated our emergency operations protocols to ensure continuous supply of product to our customers.
Updates regarding our response to COVID-19 below.
March 23, 2020
- Offer Connecticut hospitals to make hand sanitizer under FDA temporary ruling
- Register as FDA manufacturer and labeler request to help the COVI-19 effort
- 1st batch of King emergency supply hand sanitizer made in our labs per 21 CFR 115
March 20, 2020
- Letter to local, state, and federal lawmakers reaffirming the nature of King’s business and our status as an essential business critical to the health and wellbeing of American economic and military defense positions.
March 13, 2020
- Reduced human density strategy made effective immediately
- Key leadership and appointed personnel only allowed on site
- Work from home policy and strategy enacted
- Reduced on-site workforce
- Daily reports on key raw material supply
- Capital and other non-essential projects put on hold
March 12, 2020
- Best practices / “flatten the curve” flyer and laminated card distributed to all employees
- Bulletin about reporting cases of COVID within an employee’s family network
- Begin planning for reduced density measures
March 3, 2020
- Domestic company travel ban
- International company travel ban
- All work-related events cancelled, including tradeshows and conferences
- Mass transit commuters and recent air or boat travelers 2-week quarantine
- Contractor cleaning crew frequency increased
- Contractor cleaning crew building(s) coverage increased
- King cleaning crew assembled and activated for high touch surfaces
Feb 27, 2020
- Salespeople traveling at this time are placed on quarantine in an overabundance of caution
- Increased orders of sanitizing supplies
- Internal doors ordered to be open to reduce potential spread on high touch surfaces
- Upon arrival onto King property, empolyees will be asked a series of health and well-being questions
- General overall health
- Symptoms discussion
- Outside contact and social distancing discussion
- Recent travel discussion
- Discussion on known contacts with positive or pending COVID-19 test result
- Visitor and vendor restrictions enforced.
- Effective immediately, all visitors or planned in-person meetings and appointments have been cancelled or postponed for another date via Go-To-Meeting until further notice. No exceptions.
- Contractor management review of critical contractors.
- Non-essential contractor meetings postponed. Essential contractors must not have travelled domestically or internationally within 14 days of arrival at King property.
- Survey upon arrival confirms travel and health history status of fever within 48 hours of arrival to King property.
- Truck Drivers and Deliveries
- Truck drivers no longer allowed into King buildings, bathrooms or common areas.
- Signage posted, porta-potties supplied, and washing stations placed on property for trucker and delivery driver use