Hubbard-Hall Coronavirus Update

3/27

  • Happily, all facilities are 100% operational and the Hubbard-Hall team is healthy.
  • A big thank you to our production, operations and technical staffs for getting product made and out the door.
  • And hats off to our amazing customer service team.

3/24

All facilities remain 100% operational.

3/23

  • Chemical manufacturing is considered part of the critical infrastructure which means that Hubbard-Hall is open and operating.
  • Identifying critical infrastructure during Covid-19.
  • Although CT is closing non-essential businesses as of 8 PM today, Hubbard-Hall is considered essential and will remain open.
  • Although MA is closing non-essential businesses as of 12 PM tomorrow (3/24), Hubbard-Hall is considered essential and will remain open.
  • SC has no restrictions as of today, but presumably our operations there would also be exempted from any mandated closing by executive order and would also remain open.

3/20: 

  • Connecticut announced a  “Stay Safe, Stay at Home” policy, ordering non-essential businesses to close, those over 70 to stay home.  This order goes into place effect on Monday, March 23, 2020 at 8 PM.
  • Per our understanding of critical infrastructure guidelines, Hubbard-Hall falls into the categories of “chemical manufacturing” and “logistics” and is therefore essential and able to keep operating.
  • Until notified otherwise, our Waterbury location will remain open and staffed with production, logistics and the necessary technical support teams on site.
  • Our Inman, SC and Wilmington, MA facilities are fully operational.

As of 3/19:
No change.

As of 3/17:

We are still running at capacity and increasing the required protocols before employees report for work on site.   They include:

  • Before you come to a HH site, take your temperature.  If it’s over 100, please don’t come in (or visit customers).
  • If someone in your household is running a fever, don’t come to work until the source is understood and COVID-19 is ruled out.

 

As of 3/16:    

  • All locations fully operational with orders getting shipped and batches getting produced.
  • We are on a voluntary work from home program, and today all departments worked seamlessly.
  • We are looking at staggered schedules for office and lab personnel who may need to be in a Hubbard-Hall facility.
Today our Finance Team worked from home, many of them for the first time ever.  Here is The Finance Team’s Top 5 Thoughts on Working from Home:
  • Location is critical.  Find yourself a comfortable and quiet spot in the house
  • Make sure you have all of /the tools you need and access to your daily files/paperwork
  • Teamwork and constant communication is important!  We are dependent on each other to complete some of our daily critical tasks.
  • It will be necessary to find creative and digital solutions for work that is typically done in the office.
  • Keep to your usual schedule and remember to take breaks.

As of 3/13:

  • All three locations are open with our production, shipping and receiving teams fully operational.
  • As of Monday 3/16, we are asking those who can work from home to do so with a goal of mitigating risk to our staff and their families.
  • Our customer service, technical and sales staffs can be easily reached through standard means of communication and will respond with their usual level of excellence.

As of 3/12:

Hubbard-Hall is open for business in all 3 locations, with production running, shipments out for delivery and staff ready to answer your questions. And at the same time, we are regularly reviewing our policies and plans with regard to Coronavirus and updating them daily.

  • We have cancelled all international travel.
  • We are asking suppliers & vendors NOT to visit our sites through the end of March unless it is business critical.
  • Similarly, we ask our customers to determine what technical and sales visits are business critical and we will support you as needed. Routine visits should be reconsidered or postponed.
  • We are actively working with our suppliers and are confident that our supply chain is robust and our inventory position is strong.
  • We are putting in extra hygiene measures in our shipping and receiving departments.
  • We have tested our remote access capabilities should staff need to/want to work from home.

We will post updates as needed and are happy to answer any questions you have.

Sincerely,
Molly

Molly Kellogg
President/CEO

 

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Excerpt: 3/27
• Happily, all facilities are 100% operational and the Hubbard-Hall team is healthy.

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3/27

  • Happily, all facilities are 100% operational and the Hubbard-Hall team is healthy.
  • A big thank you to our production, operations and technical staffs for getting product made and out the door.
  • And hats off to our amazing customer service team.

3/24

All facilities remain 100% operational.

3/23

  • Chemical manufacturing is considered part of the critical infrastructure which means that Hubbard-Hall is open and operating.
  • Identifying critical infrastructure during Covid-19.
  • Although CT is closing non-essential businesses as of 8 PM today, Hubbard-Hall is considered essential and will remain open.
  • Although MA is closing non-essential businesses as of 12 PM tomorrow (3/24), Hubbard-Hall is considered essential and will remain open.
  • SC has no restrictions as of today, but presumably our operations there would also be exempted from any mandated closing by executive order and would also remain open.

3/20: 

  • Connecticut announced a  “Stay Safe, Stay at Home” policy, ordering non-essential businesses to close, those over 70 to stay home.  This order goes into place effect on Monday, March 23, 2020 at 8 PM.
  • Per our understanding of critical infrastructure guidelines, Hubbard-Hall falls into the categories of “chemical manufacturing” and “logistics” and is therefore essential and able to keep operating.
  • Until notified otherwise, our Waterbury location will remain open and staffed with production, logistics and the necessary technical support teams on site.
  • Our Inman, SC and Wilmington, MA facilities are fully operational.

As of 3/19:
No change.

As of 3/17:

We are still running at capacity and increasing the required protocols before employees report for work on site.   They include:

  • Before you come to a HH site, take your temperature.  If it’s over 100, please don’t come in (or visit customers).
  • If someone in your household is running a fever, don’t come to work until the source is understood and COVID-19 is ruled out.

 

As of 3/16:    

  • All locations fully operational with orders getting shipped and batches getting produced.
  • We are on a voluntary work from home program, and today all departments worked seamlessly.
  • We are looking at staggered schedules for office and lab personnel who may need to be in a Hubbard-Hall facility.
Today our Finance Team worked from home, many of them for the first time ever.  Here is The Finance Team’s Top 5 Thoughts on Working from Home:
  • Location is critical.  Find yourself a comfortable and quiet spot in the house
  • Make sure you have all of /the tools you need and access to your daily files/paperwork
  • Teamwork and constant communication is important!  We are dependent on each other to complete some of our daily critical tasks.
  • It will be necessary to find creative and digital solutions for work that is typically done in the office.
  • Keep to your usual schedule and remember to take breaks.

As of 3/13:

  • All three locations are open with our production, shipping and receiving teams fully operational.
  • As of Monday 3/16, we are asking those who can work from home to do so with a goal of mitigating risk to our staff and their families.
  • Our customer service, technical and sales staffs can be easily reached through standard means of communication and will respond with their usual level of excellence.

As of 3/12:

Hubbard-Hall is open for business in all 3 locations, with production running, shipments out for delivery and staff ready to answer your questions. And at the same time, we are regularly reviewing our policies and plans with regard to Coronavirus and updating them daily.

  • We have cancelled all international travel.
  • We are asking suppliers & vendors NOT to visit our sites through the end of March unless it is business critical.
  • Similarly, we ask our customers to determine what technical and sales visits are business critical and we will support you as needed. Routine visits should be reconsidered or postponed.
  • We are actively working with our suppliers and are confident that our supply chain is robust and our inventory position is strong.
  • We are putting in extra hygiene measures in our shipping and receiving departments.
  • We have tested our remote access capabilities should staff need to/want to work from home.

We will post updates as needed and are happy to answer any questions you have.

Sincerely,
Molly

Molly Kellogg
President/CEO