March 20, 2020

At JW Aluminum, the safety and well-being of our teammates, customers and suppliers always comes first. We have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic with a dedicated team. We are taking the necessary precautions and preventative measures recommended by subject matter experts and government officials to help keep everyone, at all our operations, safe and healthy. 

As an aluminum processor, JW Aluminum is considered part of the critical manufacturing sector defined by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, part of the Department of Homeland Security. Both the President and this agency have requested that essential critical infrastructure workers continue to work and produce materials essential to supply chains that are crucial to the economic prosperity and continuity of the United States.

Because federal government officials have requested that workers in critical manufacturing sectors like ours continue operations, JW Aluminum has notified the Governors in the states where we operate of our exemption status so we can continue to supply our customers who also work in critical manufacturing sectors. 

In addition to practicing hand and cough and sneeze hygiene, the most important thing we are asking everyone to remember is:

  • If you feel sick – go home or stay home and seek medical attention
  • If someone in your family is sick – stay home
  • If you have been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID 19, stay home

In our industries, we have faced adverse circumstances and prevailed. We thank all of you for your continued commitment during these extraordinarily unprecedented times. 

Here is a detailed list of the COVID-19 prevention measures currently in place at JW Aluminum:

  • Monitoring the situation with a dedicated team daily
  • Evaluating scenarios and implementing business continuity systems for all areas of the company.
  •  Encouraging teammates who are sick or feel sick to go home (self-quarantine) and contact medical provider, including using Virtual Visits.
  • Distributing detailed, step-by-step plans providing resources, insurance contact information and paid time off and leave options to support our teammates if they or someone in their family contracts COVID-19, or if they have otherwise been exposed to the virus.
  • Implementing travel restrictions.
  • Limiting group meetings to 10 participants.
  • Practicing social distancing and avoiding contact, e.g. handshakes.
  • Providing tele-work options where feasible.
  • Implementing a questionnaire to drivers of inbound and outbound shipments
  • Maintaining attention to disinfection of work areas, including common areas, bathrooms, break areas, etc.
  • Providing instructions for hand hygiene.
  • Encouraging cough and sneeze hygiene.
  • Distributing informational updates and tips regarding prevention and protection.

Please contact Nicole Snyder with questions.