July 1, 2020

At JW Aluminum, the safety and well-being of our teammates, customers and suppliers always comes first.
In March, we began taking the necessary precautions recommended by subject matter experts and government officials to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, monitoring the situation daily with a dedicated team to navigate the circumstances vigilantly and support a safe and healthy work environment.

Many states recently began reopening more businesses and have subsequently seen a significant increase in COVID-19 cases. South Carolina is one of those states and unfortunately, we have been notified that some teammates in the Charleston area had tested positive for COVID-19. Our Human Resources team is maintaining strict confidentially while supporting these teammates with resources, insurance contact information and paid time off and leave options.

JW Aluminum is following state, local and CDC guidelines in response to these cases, including direct communication with affected teammates, notifying all teammates and performing contact tracing for positive test results.

JW Aluminum continues to take the necessary precautions and preventative measures as follows.

  • Daily scheduled cleaning and disinfecting of all work areas, common areas, bathroom and break areas and
    weekly industrial sanitization services, all using EPA recommended disinfectants.
  • Requiring teammates and visitors to wear face coverings except when eating or drinking or in a private office and providing masks if needed.
  • Encouraging teammates who are sick, feel sick or have been in contact with someone who is sick to go home
    (self-quarantine) and a contact medical provider, encouraging the use of virtual visits/tele-health.
  • Performing temperature checks.
  • Implementing travel restrictions.
  • Implementing a questionnaire to drivers of inbound and outbound shipments.
  • Maintaining social distancing during meetings.
  • Practicing social distancing and avoiding contact, e.g. handshakes.
  • Providing tele-work options where feasible.
  • Providing instructions for hand hygiene.
  • Encouraging cough and sneeze hygiene.
  • Displaying informational updates and tips regarding prevention and protection.

As a company, we stress the importance of maintaining a safety mindset both at and outside of work. That mindset is more important now than ever before. We encourage everyone to take personal responsibility to protect yourself and others in every environment. Practice social distancing, wear PPE and practice good hygiene. 

JW Aluminum is committed to prioritizing safety as we work together to get to the other side of this unprecedented pandemic.

Be safe and well.