The Office of Homeland Security has outlined the requirements for companies to be deemed an 'essential business.' According to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency [CISA], the products Polydeck manufactures help support multiple Critical Infrastructure Sectors the government has deemed 'essential.' As a result, Polydeck falls under the umbrella of an ‘essential business’ that the government has allowed to remain operational during any ‘shelter-in-place’ ordinance.
Below is a list of the Critical Infrastructure Sectors Polydeck supports and how our products help keep America running during a time of crisis.
Critical Manufacturing Industry Sector: Primary Metals Manufacturing
The government has deemed nonferrous metal production and processing a critical area of need. A nonferrous metal Polydeck supplies products for is copper. Copper is in high demand around the world as it is widely used in the construction industry for wiring that transmits electricity throughout commercial and residential buildings. Polydeck products are used in mines all over the world.
Energy Industry Sector: Coal Production
The government has deemed coal production and processing as a critical area of need due to its use in energy production. Polydeck supports coal mines in their effort to process coal used to supply energy to our country. Additionally, coal processing is used in the production of steel that is used in all types of products for both consumers and governments. Our National Defense is one area where steel is needed for the production of guns, ammunition, vehicles, etc.
Chemical Industry Sector: Pharmaceuticals and Base Materials
The government has deemed chemical production and processing as a critical area of need, specifically for pharmaceuticals and base materials. Polydeck is a critical supplier of panels for the processing of Limestone. Limestone, when processed as a powder, is a base material used in the manufacturing of many pills we need for medicine.
Transportation System Industry Sector: Roads & Bridges
The government has deemed our transportation systems industry as a critical area of need, specifically the construction and maintenance of our roadways, bridges, and airports. Polydeck supports the construction of roads, bridges, and airports by supplying panels to thousands of Aggregate quarries across the United States to process stone and gravel used to make road base, cement, and asphalt.
For more information regarding Polydeck’s role as an ‘essential business’, please go to https://www.cisa.gov/critical-...
Statement on Coronavirus Threat (COVID-19)
Our thoughts are with you and your families during these uncertain times. We continue to monitor this situation closely and are in constant contact with our customers, suppliers, and government regarding our operations.
We have applied for "Essential Business" status and we are currently operating normally for all regular and emergency orders.
Polydeck provides critical manufacturing products and services to key chemical, transportation systems, energy companies and other sectors that are deemed critical sectors by our government.
We continue to serve all of our customers.
Whatever the need is, we are here to meet them while keeping you and our employees as safe as possible. Our Sales Experts are adhering to the government recommendations for the areas they live while remaining attentive to your needs. If you need anything, we are ready and available to help you with any issue that may arise at your operation.
We will continue to keep you posted should any safety or business requirements change that would impact our ability to support you during this time. Thank you for your business and remember, together we will get through this. TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG.
Peter Freissle, President