COVID19 – Essential Business Letter
A LETTER FROM GEOFF TAYLOR, PRESIDENT & CEO
We have received a very significant number of requests from you, our customers, asking if we are open and informing us that c3controls is a critical supply chain partner for your needs. c3controls is open and ready to serve. We remain dedicated to providing service to you, our valued customers, and to a safe, healthy environment and global community.
c3controls is permitted to stay open and in full operation as a critical supply chain partner per the President’s Coronavirus Guidelines and the Presidential Policy Directive 21 (PPD-21) “Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience”, which defines critical infrastructure industry to include the Defense Industrial Base. Additionally, in a memorandum, dated March 20, 2020, titled “Defense Industrial Base Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce”, Ellen M. Lord, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, specifies that Aerospace and Defense contractors, and their supply chain partners, who are performing production efforts in support of government contracted projects, are included in the definition of essential businesses. Secretary Lord’s memorandum is based on the March 19 decision that the Defense Industrial Base is identified as a Critical Infrastructure Sector by the Department of Homeland Security.
In addition, c3controls supports life-sustaining businesses through manufacturing and wholesale distribution of our electrical & electronic products. Our customers serve industries that can be found listed in “Industry Operation Guidance” − a list provided by Pennsylvania’s Governor, Tom Wolf, to distinguish life-sustaining from non-essential businesses. Businesses classified as “life-sustaining” may continue physical operations. See this link for the detailed list: https://www.scribd.com/document/452553026/UPDATED-Industry-Operation-Guidance-March-20-2020
c3controls currently has no plan to reduce or stop operations at any of our facilities and/or factories here in the USA or around the globe − per the Defense Industrial Base Directive and Pennsylvania order as identified above. We continue to operate in alignment with CDC guidelines and recommendations.
All of our office team members who can, are working from home and fully functioning in their respective roles. c3controls remains fully staffed, and we are doing our best to stay in front of the risks while providing for our customers. We will continue to operate as such unless there is an extreme shift in the transmission of this virus − or unless we are ordered to close. At this time, our supply chain, manufacturing, and inventory remain healthy and in a good position.
We wish everyone the best during this time. Please stay safe and healthy. And let us know if we can help in any way whatsoever.
President & CEO
664 State Street | Vanport, PA 15009
PO Box 496 | Beaver, PA 15009