Update on temporary closure due to Coronavirus

 
(COVID-19)
3-25-20
 
In our communication on 3/20/20, we shared that the Governor of Pennsylvania had ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to temporarily close to combat the spread of Coronavirus(COVID-19). Since that time, we have been engaging with local, state and federal authorities to find a way to re-open within the guidelines of the mandate while also protecting our staff.  
 
Over the past few days there has been a lot of communication from different companies in our industry concerning whether or not they can be in operation. A few manufacturers produce multiple types of products, some of which are exempt from the closure mandate, and thus have chosen to operate their facility. Others have chosen to define their business segment in such a way that they feel comfortable operating at this time. Wood-Mode has been, and will continue to, engage officials at every level of government to bring the closure to an end as quickly as possible. However, at this time the business category (kitchen cabinets) is in the “no” category for operation. Also, as far as we have been able to determine, no manufacturer in Pennsylvania that exclusively makes cabinetry is in operation. 
 
We want to thank the entire Wood-Mode family and our supporters for the outpouring of encouragement and the desire for us to re-open. We also are disappointed that the momentum we have created since last fall is momentarily put on hold. But please know that this is temporary, and we are set up to start operations as soon as we are cleared.
 
The grapevine of communication is often a wonderful thing, but it isn’t always accurate. If you hear some new information that you feel is helpful, or have a question or concern, please engage your sales rep. We are in ongoing communication with our reps in order to provide the most up to date information. 
 
During this time of temporary closure, Wood-Mode has been accepting orders and planning production for when we re-open. As you know, we have added over 100 new staff since the end of 2019 and increased our production capacity by 38%. We are committed to getting back to business as soon as possible, but will not do so by placing our staff or the company in jeopardy.
 
We encourage everyone to do their part during this unprecedented situation. We will continue to provide updates as needed.