APRIL 13, 2020

We have resumed production and other business roles.

Over the past two weeks, our internal Preparedness team has continued to meet twice a day on the impact of COVID19 to our business. We’ve continued to evaluate what is happening in our area and in our state, and have evaluated how we can keep our employees safe while best servicing the needs of our essential customers.  Thus, we have decided that we will move forward with the reopening with some additional safety precautions while maintaining all of the other safety precautions we initiated earlier in March.

Three key additional items are:

  1. 1) Lunch and breaks will be staggered within each facility in order to reduce the number of people in common areas at the same time.
  2. 2) Face masks will be provided and it is mandatory that all employees wear them while on Indiana Furniture premises.
  3. 3) We have enabled more people to work from home.  Thus, we will have fewer people working at the headquarters and other facility offices.

We will continue to actively monitor COVID-19’s progression and assess guidelines and procedures to ensure we’re doing all we can to keep people and workspaces safe.

Should you need additional information or if you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for your understanding and continued partnership.

MARCH 27, 2020

Earlier this week, Indiana Governor, Eric Holcomb, issued a statewide “Shelter in Place” order, like many other states around the country, in an effort to suppress the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Indiana Furniture is committed to ensuring the safety and wellness of our people, partners, and workspaces, and this will continue to be our focus throughout this situation and beyond. Accordingly, we have decided to pause operations for the the next two weeks.

Starting Monday, March 30, we will shut down production with the intent of resuming on Monday, April 13.

During this time, support teams such as Sales, Customer Service, Order Processing, Accounting/Finance, Marketing, IT, Human Resources, and Logistics will remain functional by working in the safety of their homes. They stand ready to assist you and will maintain the continuity of our business and day-to-day activities. Those employees affected by this shut down will receive a compensation package to bridge the two-week time frame.

We will continue to actively monitor COVID-19’s progression and assess guidelines and procedures to ensure we’re doing all we can to keep people and workspaces safe.

Should you need additional information or if you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for your understanding and continued partnership.

PREVIOUS UPDATES:

We are taking action to prevent the spread of illness amongst our employees and have implemented measures to continue uninterrupted operations.

We are actively monitoring COVID-19’s progression and have issued new policies and guidelines for everyone working at or visiting one of our locations. As this situation evolves, we’ll continue to assess these and change them as necessary to ensure we’re doing all we can to keep people and workspaces safe.

An internal preparedness team consisting of key leaders, human resources, safety, security, and more has been established and is reviewing current guidelines daily and communicating to all employees daily.

To protect the health and safety of our people and partners, we have:

Instructed our team members to remain home if ill and to practice enhanced measures at work such as washing hands and using sanitizer frequently.

Increased the cleaning and sanitation schedule of all of our facilities.

Made accessing healthcare professionals easier so employees can get questions answered when the need arises.

Implemented social/physical distancing by separating team members across facilities, reorganizing equipment and furniture, or having them work from home. We have also implemented a no physical greeting rule, eliminating the shaking of hands, high-fives, and so on.

Reduced or eliminated corporate gatherings: transitioned face-to-face meetings to collaborating using the phone, online tools, or other technology, cancelled recognition luncheons and award ceremonies, and postponed training sessions and other events previously scheduled.

Restricted non-critical travel and have encouraged team members to remain local for the next few weeks.

Implemented guidelines and restricted access of all non-essential visitors at all facilities. Any visitor or non-employee must have approval of the COVID-19 Preparedness Team prior to gaining access.

To continue operations and ongoing service:

All of our facilities are currently open and operating normally.

We have reviewed and continue to monitor our raw material sources and inventory levels to ensure a seamless service.

We have put plans in place to minimize any service interruption by coordinating a crisis management team, enhanced supply chain monitoring, and continuous communications if they were to occur.

 

As always, Indiana Furniture is committed to ensuring the safety and wellness of our people, partners, and workspaces, and this will continue to be our focus throughout this situation.

We will keep you updated on any new guidelines or procedures as we move forward. Should you need additional information or if you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for your understanding and continued partnership.

 

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