Wilsonart is an Essential Business: Providing Critical Building Products
As the global leader of engineered surfaces, Wilsonart brands and products are considered essential to ensuring that critical infrastructure needs can continue to be met through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces manufactures and distributes building products used in essential business sectors like healthcare, research laboratories, government buildings, and commercial facilities such as grocery stores and pharmacies. Our products also service the ability to repair and build new homes and other residential structures that are necessary for the continued safety of our friends and families throughout the country. With widening shelter-in-place mandates, ensuring the uninterrupted operation of essential industries that requires access to building product materials is more important than ever.
Securing the Critical Infrastructure Industry Supply Chain
Cooperation and coordination between private sector companies like building materials manufacturers and all levels of government is essential to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. A critical aspect of this is securing the supply chains of the critical infrastructure industries, which have been defined by the Department of Homeland Security, and thereby called upon to continue doing their good work throughout these uncertain times. Enabling building products manufacturers to maintain continuity of operations and deliver a reliable and sustainable source of supplies and services for construction projects, including for residential housing, hospital and government buildings, is essential to preserving their resilience to
services interruptions, natural disasters and other adverse events that can put them—and our communities—at risk.
Manufacturing’s Commitment to the Critical Infrastructure Industry
Those who work in or support critical infrastructure industries have a responsibility to maintaining operations to reduce risks to the communities they serve—particularly in times of widespread uncertainty. Our workforce of 4,500+ play an important role in supplying much-needed building materials and are committed to continuing to positively contribute to their communities. Employers should support the social-distancing and hygiene practices advised by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as well as enact significant preventative measures to ensure employee safety. These include putting policies in place that allow non-essential employees to work from home, requiring and accommodating social distancing practices and mandating that any employee experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 stay home and follow measures to prevent spread and protect their health in accordance with CDC guidelines. This is a responsibility that employers should embrace as they remain steadfast in their commitment to providing essential services.