(June 1, 2020)
Amarillo Gear hopes all of our customers, vendors and associated partners are safe and healthy during these difficult times. We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation in Amarillo and the Texas Panhandle, which has been hit especially hard by the COVID-19 virus due mainly to the large number of meat packing plants in the area. Thankfully, new cases of COVID-19 are now trending downward and it appears the area is on its way to recovery. Due to the severity in outbreaks over the past 3 weeks, Amarillo Gear has taken extra steps to ensure the safety and well-being of our employees. We focused on all employees that had contact with any person or persons that had COVID-19, mandating 14 days of self-quarantining and COVID-19 testing conducted prior to returning to work. Other heightened safety measures included extra hand sanitizing stations, controlled entry/exiting from the factory, wearing of face masks by all employees and visitors, continued social distancing and adjusted work schedules to minimize employee headcount during all shifts. Although there have been some production disruptions, Amarillo Gear is focused on maintaining on-time deliveries and minimizing the number of late shipments. We appreciate our customers’ understanding as we correct these few disruptions and return to normal operations.
Our strategic vendors and suppliers continue to support our manufacturing efforts and we have encountered no shortages of materials, supplies or services. This is the result of long-term strategic partnerships with our vendors and service providers.
We are here to assist you and appreciate your support of Amarillo Gear. Thank you from the entire Amarillo Gear team for your support and patronage. We all wish you and your families good health and a quick recovery from this pandemic.