R.W. Sidley, Inc. (Sidley) fully supports government of all levels as they enact emergency measures and declarations to help contain the spread of COVID-19. These are important steps to combat COVID-19 and help ensure the health of our employees, customers, and society.
Sidley also recognizes the role we play in supporting essential/critical functions in the United States. Sidley is part of the critical infrastructure in the United States under the guidance from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security regarding COVID-19. Sidley plays a critical role in the United States‘ construction sector, and the supply chain for hospitals, infrastructure, construction, and more.
To be certain, Sidley has even obtained a legal interpretation of how the construction industry relates to the essential business exemption in the State of Ohio. This legal interpretation states that, as it stands today, all construction is exempt from the order.
During this difficult time, Sidley needs to keep manufacturing and shipping products to our customers in a safe and timely manner. Companies in critical infrastructure (such as Sidley) can maintain the continuity of operations and their essential personnel can continue to work at our sites consistent with various State declarations. While our business is deemed “essential”, we acknowledge that to continue operating we must follow Corporate and CDC guidelines to ensure the health and safety of our employees, customers, and business partners.
That said, construction has been shut down in certain locations for various reasons, which does impact us. As of today all of R.W. Sidley’s locations remain open with the exception of our Slippery Rock, PA location, which has been closed temporarily.
We depend upon the support of our customers, suppliers, contractors and business partners to maintain the continuity of our operations as we work together through these challenging times. Thank you for your efforts and diligence. By working together, we can help support the critical infrastructure in the U.S.