Keep Safe. Keep Busy. Keep Moving.
Since our beginnings in 1951, we’ve expanded our state-of-the-art manufacturing plants across North America, Europe and New Zealand to serve both residential and commercial markets. Committed to a high level of vertical integration, we remain well situated to control many of our raw materials’ supply within our own operating group and are perhaps better prepared than others who may rely on outside vendors for supply of critical materials.
Much like our global communities, we have taken many exceptional measures to keep our people and our products safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. While those measures may have altered how, when or where we work, what hasn’t changed is our commitment to making top-quality products that meet the needs of both contractors and homeowners, and to providing best-in-class service to those who trust us to support their homes and businesses. Even as this situation continues to evolve, and we adjust to meet those demands, we are ready to support you.
As an employer, we have relocated nonessential personnel to work from home as part of an overall business continuity plan. We have also restricted business travel throughout our global operations to help safeguard the health of our employees and customers, and are reinforcing the messages and directives of various levels of government to ensure that we provide best practices and comply with the quickly shifting environment of directives that are being issued on an almost daily basis across our global business sites. In addition, we have eliminated any visits to our sites, except for personnel required to continue operations (truck drivers, line operators, technicians, etc.). We are screening those visitors carefully and implementing health guidelines regarding contact to ensure that the visit does not create a potential health risk to all involved.
From a sales perspective, out of an abundance of caution for both your staff and ours, all sales connections will occur virtually rather than the face-to-face contact that is our typical practice. Plant tours have been temporarily halted, and we apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused.
If our situation should be altered by something during this quickly evolving situation, we will continue to keep you posted. In the meantime, thank you for your continued support of IKO, and we look forward to serving you throughout these challenging times and beyond.