Vance & Hines to Restart Production
Santa Fe Springs, California, April 17, 2020 - A Statement by Vance & Hines President Mike Kennedy
From the beginning of the COVID-19 issue our Mission has been clear:
1. 100% Safety and Well-being of our Teammates.
2. Protecting our business, so that we manage through with resiliency and where necessary reimage our business, so that we are best positioned to drive our commercial success.
We've introduced measures to protect our employees' health and aligned with the Centers for Disease Control and CA OSHA Standards around the Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Plan. We started that process in March and have made continued improvements since then.
None of our employees have been diagnosed with the virus, and we are proud of that. We promise to continue to be diligent and have new standards for how we work and new standards for personal protection. In addition, we've evaluated our processes and are making changes that include eliminating non-essential tasks and instituting a number of administrative and engineering controls.
We are overjoyed to let you know that Vance & Hines (for both Indiana and California) has been approved to enter the next stage of our recovery from COVID-19 and is preparing to start manufacturing again.
Next week we'll begin the gradual resumption of production in Santa Fe Springs, CA, and Brownsburg, IN, starting on Monday, April 20. We'll be ramping up manufacturing activity as quickly as we can.
While we navigate this crisis filled with unfamiliarity and uncertainty, we have a clear path forward filled with optimism and confidence. We ask for your patience as we design a “ramp plan” and we will share that plan with you in full detail next week. We are confident, we'll return to production as a better company and a better place to work.
As a company which was born on the racetrack, it's great to be back in competition.
Be Safe. Be Strong.
Mike Kennedy, President, Vance & Hines