To Our Valued Employees,
Amidst all the announcements of businesses temporarily shutting down operations, I know employees are wondering why Atlantic Packaging continues to operate. Atlantic Packaging is a critical part of the supply chain for our food, pharmaceutical and consumer product goods customers who are responding to the crisis by ensuring the availability of goods necessary to respond medically and economically. The demand for our boxes for those items has risen dramatically.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has identified packaging manufactures as an essential service for the continued supply of food and other essential products. We, along with the Canadian Corrugated & Containerboard Association (CCCA), have reached out to the Canadian government to similarly identify our industry as an essential service in Canada. We are relying on the clarification provided by other jurisdictions to guide our decision making during the pandemic until our governments provide that guidance.
Our ability to continue normal operations plays a critical role in supporting our customer’s ability to provide the essential goods required by our communities and families. That means we have a special responsibility to maintain our normal work schedule. Your work here is a key part of our nation’s response to this pandemic crisis. This is why your health and safety is so important. We continue to take aggressive measures to prevent the introduction of COVID-19 to our facilities.
I appreciate the efforts of all of our employees. We thank you for your commitment and dedication during this difficult time.
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Updated as of March 21, 2020