Pleasant Prairie, WI – April 27, 2020- The products and services provided by LMI Packaging meet the definition established by the Department of Homeland Security for Food and Agriculture as critical and essential. The President is asking all businesses that are on the CISA list of critical infrastructure industries to continue to operate, even in the face of “stay at home” orders, which we will continue to do. Please refer to the link below to identify critical infrastructure.
WI appears to be headed for the same edicts for “shelter in place” that other states have implemented – this does NOT affect LMI or it’s employees as it relates to to coming and going from work. We have employees who also reside in IL, currently under the shelter in place direction – and again, this does NOT affect their attendance at work. We are fully staffed with a healthy workforce and we are working around the clock to support your company!
We remain committed to continuing very high production levels and working with our suppliers on a daily basis, including weekends, to monitor all inventory on order and adjust our inventory levels accordingly. Our emloyees are aware of the dependance upon our product line and have fully embraced the responsibility that comes with this awareness.
In an ongoing thorough and comprehensive vetting check with our supplier partners that will be ongoing for the foreseeable future, we at LMI are very confident that we will not experience sourcing issues or disruptions for the variety of materials we use to manufacture your products. We are not sourcing from countries currently experiencing community transmission of the virus and are not dependent on suppliers with overseas material production drastically impacted by this virus.
*Please note: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) are closely monitoring the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Last week, the FDA announced that there have been no reports that COVID-19 can be transmitted through food or food packaging. In general, because of poor survivability of coronaviruses on surfaces, there is likely very low risk of spread from food products or packaging that are shipped over a period of days or weeks at ambient, refrigerated, or frozen temperatures.*
We will continue to closely monitor and take appropriate actions to secure a safe supply chain and will be working in tandem with our suppliers to ensure continuity of service to all our customers and partners. We will be updating you on our status every Monday, so please check back here for updates.
Should you have any questions at all about this, please do not hesitate to reach out to us via firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 262-947-3300.