Update On Business Continuity & Essential Operations

Posted on: March 26, 2020

Anderson Dahlen is continuing to be a proactive partner in fighting COVID-19 nationwide through our manufacturing support to critical suppliers in the food processing, pharmaceutical production , nuclear energy, semiconductor manufacturing and other industries.

On March 25, 2020, Governor Tim Walz of Minnesota issued a “stay-at-home” order for all but essential work. Anderson Dahlen, Inc. has been deemed an essential business due to the customers we serve and has a plan to continue our operations during this shutdown order.

As described more fully in our previous blog Working to Mitigate the COVID-19 Disruption in Manufacturing, Anderson Dahlen is practicing social distancing in the workplace, segmenting off work areas, and doing the utmost to protect our workers. We are following the Guidance for Businesses to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019.

Anderson Dahlen is aggressively taking the extra steps to communicate our status of production for critical projects and how we are working to keeping our clients up and running in their critical production projects essential to get the nation through the COVID-19 crisis. This includes:

  • Coordinating critical and essential projects and manufacturing with clients across food, pharma, and other industries to ensure they have the equipment and processes they need. See below memo for more information, and please contact us if your business is essential
  • Increasing communication with individual customers on current overall status, project status and deliverables
  • Developing further contingency plans to continue critical operations in full compliance with the Minnesota stay-at-home order issued today
  • Making internal adjustments to protect our families and employees.
  • Assisting companies to fill manufacturing gaps for essential products where COVID-19 may have caused delivery delays or scalability issues

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Download the PDF of the Memo Below

Memo Regarding Business Continuity & Essential Operations in the event of a Shelter In Place Order

Anderson Dahlen, Inc. is proactively planning for the possibility that the Governor of Minnesota will follow the example of the states that have recently issued state-wide shelter in place orders.

As you know Anderson Dahlen, Inc. manufactures critical components equipment used in the food processing, pharmaceutical production, and semiconductor manufacturing industries. We are also a distributor of products used in sanitary processes for food and pharmaceutical processing (pumps, valves, fittings, hoses, etc).

These industries have been designated by the federal government as critical and as such they and their supply chain partners would be exempt from any shut down order. That said, we have been advised that we would be required to only work on orders for companies that are deemed critical and essential. We would be required to reduce our work force to only those employees necessary to support those projects.

To date we have received notifications from about one third of our customers that their projects fit the requirements and are critical or essential. This letter is to inform you that we need to know if your projects would fall under the essential services and critical infrastructure Federal designation as soon as possible. If they are, please send us a letter indicating that fact so we can plan our staffing needs accordingly.

Your prompt response letting us know either way would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. We have received many such notices and letters already, so if your company has sent one than please disregard this request.

As always, we appreciate you as a valued customer and are working to assure ADI is able to maintain a steady workflow in order to support your business.