CEO Memo to Alamo Group Europe employees
I want to first of all thank all Alamo Group employees for your help and cooperation during these trying times as the world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic. We as a company are committed to the safety and wellbeing of our employees and are doing all we can to ensure our facilities follow all the recommended standards for safety and hygiene. At the same time, we remain committed to meeting the needs of our customers, to the extent with which we are capable, and in the process abiding by all governmental directives in the jurisdictions in which we operate.
We understand this is a difficult and uncertain time for our employees, their families, our customers, suppliers, dealers and vendors. We continue to have daily communication with Alamo Group leaders in all locations to get updates and make decisions.
During the past week, many government agencies in the countries where we operate have issued stay-in-place orders. As those events unfold we have learned that in most cases, our businesses are designated by those government entities as ESSENTIAL to our economies. Therefore with some
changes we will continue to operate wherever possible. Our governmental, agricultural and other customers are depending on us to continue our manufacturing so that they can ensure streets are safe through weather events and farmers can continue to grow and sell food to the international
supply chain. We are committed to meeting this demand to the extent we can and can get the necessary support from our suppliers.
• Continue to schedule you to come to work, although it may be necessary to adjust shift times to allow for social distancing and other necessary precautions;
• For certain specified jobs, make arrangements with technology for you to be able to continue your work from your home;
• Or, where necessary, for operational and safety reasons implement a shutdown period. Further details of this will be provided by your local management team.
We appreciate all your efforts, particularly in recent weeks, to build quality equipment and support your customers and dealers as the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded. Your manager and human resources representative will meet with you in the coming days should it become necessary to comply with a stay-in-place order, (or in the next day or two if an order has already been issued), to discuss your specific job duties and how these decisions will work for you.
Know that all of you are in our thoughts, and together we will work through this.
Ron Robinson, President & CEO