March 24, 2020
During this constantly evolving situation presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, we assure you, as a valued customer, that Beckett Corporation is open for business and well-positioned to navigate this challenge and that we will continue providing the products you've come to count on from us.
Our top priority remains the health and safety of our customers, our employees, and our partners. We have instituted work-from-home for as many employees as possible in order to help minimize contagion and to ensure that our work goes on as safely and smoothly as possible. All travel is halted and we are working to maintain contact with you and our suppliers via Microsoft Teams online meetings.
Our China factory, Beckett Industries China, has been in full production since mid-February. Our local suppliers are also up and running and providing materials as required. So, unless the Chinese government imposes "force majeure" or other limitations in our ability to get employees to work, we are confident in our ability to meet our 2020 production demands.
Our Norfolk, Virginia warehouse facility is open and fully operational. We are C-TPAT certified at the Port of Virginia and have seen close to normal throughput of containers from the port to our facility.
We believe that our Norfolk, VA distribution center qualifies as an Essential Critical Infrastructure entity under the Federal National Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency guidelines. Should a 'shelter in place" order be issued in Virginia, it is our intention to continue to receive and ship product from our distribution center.
Our inventory levels are steady and we anticipate no significant shortages of products.
We will provide additional updates as needed and remain available to answer any questions you may have.
The Beckett Corporation Team