At H.C. Starck Solutions, we are responding with compassion and care to unprecedented issues stemming from the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. We are doing this together with our employees, customers, suppliers, other businesses, government leaders, and fellow citizens.
Recently, several inquiries have come through from suppliers and customers asking whether we are continuing operations in the wake of orders from the state governments in MI, OH, and MA.
We have carefully reviewed those state government orders applicable to our operations, as well as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce. Following that review we have concluded that H.C. Starck Solutions produces products that constitute “critical and essential manufacturing”, as defined in the state government orders and federal guidance.
For example, H.C. Starck Solutions’ products are key components of certain medical equipment, nuclear and energy facilities, as well as aerospace and semiconductors. Additionally, H.C. Starck Solutions supplies defense articles and is registered as a supplier with the U.S. Department of Defense.
As a critical and essential manufacturer, H.C. Starck Solutions remains in operation. We intend to continue doing so, subject – of course – to changes in governmental ruling.
We appreciate your efforts and contributions to this part of the overall supply chain of the United States. Thus, we will continue being an essential part of the country’s economy.
Also, at our international sites in Germany, UK, and Taicang, we keep on operating, having implemented a large number of hygienic and containment measures, often exceeding the countries’ regulations. By doing so, we continue being a reliable and trusted partner for our customers and their corresponding markets.
The health and safety of our employees and community remains our number one priority. While continuing operations is indeed essential, we have taken significant measures to mitigate the possible spread of coronavirus within our workplace. We place highest importance on remaining consistent with developing protocols as together we manage and ultimately defeat COVID-19.