March 31, 2020
Dear Valued Customers,
We want to provide you with an update on our response to the COVID-19 health emergency. Rodon is monitoring the status of the outbreak, and will be updating this posting with any additional information as it becomes relevant.
Rodon is committed to protecting the health of its employees, while seeking to minimize any adverse impact on its customer service as best it can.
Rodon has set up an Emergency Coronavirus Response Team to closely monitor information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as material provided by other local health organizations. Rodon’s Emergency Coronavirus Response Team meets regularly to assess the situation, and its potential adverse effect on supply chain continuity in the plastics industry.
Rodon, which is one of the largest family-owned and operated injection molders in the United States, manufacturers all its products in Hatfield, Pennsylvania. Virtually all raw materials are sourced from United States facilities, from top level suppliers.
On March 19, 2020, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf ordered the closure of all businesses in Pennsylvania that are not Life Sustaining. The Governor’s Order included a list of the life sustaining business industry groups that are exempt from his Order, and which may remain open. Significantly, plastic product manufacturing, medical equipment and supplies manufacturing, and beverage manufacturing are all considered life sustaining businesses, and shall continue operations. The full list of life sustaining business industry groups that are exempt from the Governor’s Order is attached in this link: https://www.governor.pa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/20200319-Life-Sustaining-Business.pdf
Rodon manufactures plastic products, not only for the beverage industry, but also components that are incorporated into medical products that are used by professionals for diagnostics. We are, therefore, permitted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to remain open, and are operating on a normal schedule.
As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to escalate in the United States, Rodon is taking additional preventive measures, such as site entry restrictions and enhanced daily cleaning schedules using sanitizing solutions in high-touch, high-traffic areas, to stop the potential spread of the disease within its Hatfield locations. We are carefully observing the social distancing practices and other mitigation measures recommended by the CDC to protect our workers and customers.
Rodon communicates regularly with its suppliers to capture updated status information, and will keep its customers informed of any potential future delays in the delivery of its customers’ orders due to supplier delays, or limited manpower at Rodon’s facility, caused by the coronavirus.