TimkenSteel’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic
At TimkenSteel, we continue to closely monitor the ever-changing situation with COVID-19. Our company is considered to be an "essential business" by the Ohio governor and therefore, we have been fully operational and serving our customers while strictly following all public health directives to ensure the safety of our employees. Their safety, along with the safety of their families and our communities remain paramount.
Like most companies, we have taken several necessary actions to keep our workforce safe. Employees who can work from home are doing so, and employees onsite are strictly following safe workplace practices including guidelines established by the CDC, U.S. Department of Labor and Ohio Department of Health. We have added enhanced cleaning procedures in all plants and offices using the best practices provided by the CDC. We strongly encourage employees to be vigilant with their personal hygiene, workplace hygiene, wearing of masks or face shields and physical distancing. This includes asking employees to check their temperature before coming to work each day and reinforcing the message that no one should come to work sick. Since March, we've performed hundreds of audits in our plants to ensure we remain diligent in these efforts.
Customers & Operations
TimkenSteel is fully committed to serving our customers by continuing to produce and ship orders while providing uninterrupted customer service. Our sales and service teams are in constant contact with customers to ensure we are addressing questions and supporting their rapidly changing needs. We continue to carefully manage the evolving situation and are adjusting our production schedules and staffing levels as appropriate.
The TimkenSteel team also is working closely with suppliers to safeguard normal business operations. Suppliers remain critical to our success by providing the support to keep us operating while following all safety protocols.
We continue to communicate regularly with our entire workforce and the community regarding the impacts of the crisis. This includes the United Steelworkers (USW) and local government and health officials. In addition, we are also utilizing TimkenSteel's onsite medical clinic - operated by a local health system - to provide additional support to our employees during the crisis.
We offer our sincere thanks to our employees, customers, suppliers and public health officials for their continued support of TimkenSteel.