Napoleon continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and its impact on our operations here in Barrie and around the world.
We have reviewed and tested our corporate infrastructure to provide a healthy environment for our associates, as well as to provide critical support to our customers. We are pleased that our business continuity processes are functioning as expected.
Our objective is to provide a safe, healthy and secure environment for our associates, business partners, customers and the community. We have taken the following measures to achieve this objective:
To meet the surging demand for essential medical equipment, a North American based medical supply company made the decision to increase their production at short notice. In order to accomplish this, they needed a qualified workforce. There are 50 Napoleon volunteer associates covering four shifts each day including midnights. The team is providing much needed support in the areas of material handling, machine operations, assembly, engineering, quality control as well as team leadership and supervisory support. The Napoleon team is primarily focused on assembling and packaging face shields which provide a wide range of protective coverage for healthcare workers including splash protection which significantly reduces the risk of contamination and protects them against high level diseases, such as COVID-19.
In addition, Napoleon is leveraging its global supply chain partners to expedite the delivery of urgent and essential medical equipment for local hospitals and working attentively to support government agencies to assist further.
As this crisis continues to unfold, we will continue to adjust our plans to ensure we achieve our objective of providing a safe, healthy and secure environment for all.