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Coronavirus (COVID-19): An Update from Arandell

At Arandell, we are committed to providing the safest environment possible for our customers and employees. We are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) disease and are taking necessary actions in line with the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO).

We are also in frequent communication with the USPS, who confirmed that there is no evidence that the coronavirus is spread through the mail. They also informed mailers that they have only experienced minor operational impacts due to the coronavirus thus far. Please see the USPS’s full statement here:
https://about.usps.com/newsroom/statements/usps-statement-on-coronavirus.htm

During this time, we recognize that organizations are limiting travel for employees to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We understand that press okays play a critical role in the printing process, however we are confident in our Quality Control Team’s ability to meet quality expectations. With that being said, we are encouraging our customers to stay home at this time and to reach out to their respective sales executives for additional details.

Along those lines, we have instructed our team members to limit their travel and the number of in-person meetings to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. We are also taking steps forward in optimizing internal systems for team members so that they are more easily able to work remotely. While we love to spend time with our customers and other team members, we feel that utilizing virtual conference technology at this time is in our collective best interests.

Lastly, with our two plant locations we have synergies across our printing platform and are creating contingency plans should work need to be moved from one facility to the other. Should this be the case, we will do our best to minimize disruption as much as possible.

We understand that the situation is dynamic and fluid, so we are putting plans in place to address it as best as we can. Thank you for your patience and trust while we work through these challenges together. Should you have any additional questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to your sales executive. Continue on below for details regarding our contingency plan, written by our own Jim Lanman, Senior Vice President of Manufacturing.

 

Arandell’s Contingency Plan for Production During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

As we continue to monitor the development of COVID-19 and its progression, we would like to take a brief moment to share some of the key points on Arandell’s business continuity plan. Our goal is to help mitigate disruption to our customers as much as possible while providing a safe environment for personnel.

To help combat the spread of the coronavirus, we have utilized a rotational workforce for office personnel that will be alternating weeks on premise. Those off premise will continue working using remote technology to ensure service and support are maintained.

We have a longstanding tradition of exceptional quality when it comes to printing and we are committed to that tradition now more than ever. Our Quality Control Team averages over 20 years of printing experience and is ready and able to assist in ensuring that your quality standards are met.

Please be assured that the operational leaders at Arandell have been monitoring the developments of the virus and its potential impact on Arandell’s ability to service our customers. While we cannot predict when a disruption might occur, we do feel that we are prepared to minimize the impact of production disruptions through:

• Multi-plant facility with synergies across platform
• Highly skilled operators that are cross trained on a variety of equipment
• Network of strategic print partners within the industry
• Flexible workforce accommodations to continue production

As we mentioned above, if you have any questions regarding the specifics as it relates to your production, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your account executive.

Thank you for your continued support and partnership during this time.


For more information regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) itself, please stay tuned to the Centers for Disease Control coronavirus information page here:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html