March 18, 2020
Disc manufacture-on-demand service Allied Vaughn March 18 announced plans to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.
“Our focus continues to be the health and safety of our Allied Vaughn Team, families, clients as well as the communities where we work and live,” wrote president Doug Olzenak in a letter to clients. “With this in mind, we are committed to the same high quality and timely service you have always experienced with Allied Vaughn. Accordingly, we have implemented a Readiness and Response Plan for this unique situation.”
The company has moved as many positions as possible to working from home, has eliminated international travel and is limiting domestic travel to critical need, and has limited visits to its facility to critical need only.
“In the event Allied Vaughn offices in Edina, MN, Aurora, IL (office) or Livonia, MI should be affected for a period, we have a Business Continuity Plan in place to serve our clients,” read the letter. “With an operational infrastructure designed to accommodate working virtually, most Allied Vaughn team members can work remotely, and many are doing that now. You can continue to reach them using the phone numbers and email addresses you have on file.”
For manufacturing and distribution in Aurora, the company has “developed a compartmentalized workforce, diversified distribution plan and increased manufacturing capacity,” read the letter.
“In addition, our contingency plan includes strategies to respond to team members diagnosed with the virus, or any mandated quarantine,” Olzenak wrote. “Our goal is to ensure key functions of our business operate seamlessly so essential services continue uninterrupted. In addition, we are in contact and working with our suppliers and supply chain partners. Changes are coming daily. But, by working closely with our partners, any interruptions in the supply chain will be minimized to the degree possible.”