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AV Coronavirus Statement

A message to our customers, our industry and community.

Together, we are facing truly unprecedented conditions. The global coronavirus pandemic is affecting all of our families, our businesses, our communities, and our way of life. During this time, we wanted to update you on how we’re approaching the situation at Anderson & Vreeland, Inc.

Like you, Anderson & Vreeland is focused on the health and safety of our employees, families and communities.

We are also very focused on ensuring that our customers keep the cogs of industry turning during these turbulent times.

Rest assured, Anderson & Vreeland has a robust supply chain that contains products sourced from multiple manufacturers located in different geographical locations throughout the world. With eleven warehouses across three time zones, our trained sales consultants and support system will continue delivering the same great product without any interruptions for the foreseeable future. These proactive measures allow for the the opportunity, in the instance of a catastrophic event, to substitute manufacturers of certain products in the event that there is disruption where a particular product might be manufactured. Logistically, we have developed long relationships with multiple transportation providers both domestic and abroad.

As conditions continue to develop, we will keep our customers – many who we call friends, updated with the most recent information. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook for the most recent updates.

We are in this together, and it will be together that we work through these challenging times.


 

Update 03/31/2020

 

As the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve within the United States and abroad, we want to assure our customers that Anderson & Vreeland, Inc. has taken all recommended precautions to combat the spread within our organization and yours. We have taken the precautions that are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and encourage you and your business to adopt these best practices.

On Monday, March 2, Anderson & Vreeland enacted an international travel ban to help safeguard our employees and our customers to do our part in helping to control the spread of Covid-19.

On Friday, March 13, Anderson & Vreeland restricted all non-essential travel, domestic and abroad through April 6 for all AVI companies and committed to monitoring the situation to assess the path forward.

Today, March 31, we are updating our restriction on travel to align with the administrations’ recent decision to extend federal social distancing guidelines until the end of April.

While there are no guarantees when dealing with an “unknown” such as COVID-19, we did want to reassure our customers that our extended North American presence will allow the continued servicing of customers of all sizes and in all locations.

While we do not know what the future holds related to the spread of Covid-19, we do know we are in this together, and it will be together that we work through these challenging times to keep the cogs of our economy turning.

As conditions continue to develop, we will keep our customers – many who we call friends, updated with the most recent information. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook for the latest updates.

Darin Lyon Signature

 

 

Darin Lyon
President
Anderson & Vreeland, Inc


 

Update 03/20/2020

Anderson & Vreeland Covid 19 Essential Business Update Statement

Anderson & Vreeland and its subsidiaries – Provident Group and Nova Polymers, Inc. have been monitoring the evolving conditions related to Covid-19 daily.

We have published updates related to business continuity on our website related to actions we have taken to ensure the safety of our employees, their families, our customers, and our collective businesses.

We have proactively taken measures to ensure, to the best of our abilities, that there will be no disruption of business continuity.

Anderson & Vreeland is an integral part of our country’s “essential” supply chain.

Our companies play a vital role in keeping printers and converters supplied with the materials they need to provide packaging necessary for the health and safety of individuals and their families, some of which include grocery stores, health care facilities, pharmacies, and household goods. Therefore, all Anderson & Vreeland and its subsidiaries’ facilities will remain open during these disruptive times.

Determinations regarding a business’s designation being essential vs. non-essential are made by local, state, and/or Federal agencies. As mentioned, we are monitoring this continually evolving situation on a daily and hourly basis and will adhere to any guidelines set forth by state or federal guidelines.

Many questions arise daily about how this pandemic will affect our organizations. Recently we have seen jurisdictions across the US announcing closures of non-essential businesses. In each instance of these occurrences, the below list was used to identify business types that are being classified as “essential.”

Food processing, Agriculture, Industrial manufacturing, Feed mills, Construction, Trash collection, Grocery and household goods (including convenience stores), Home repair/hardware, Auto repair, Pharmacy and other medical facilities, Biomedical and healthcare, Post offices and shipping outlets, Insurance, Banks, Gas stations, Laundromats, Veterinary clinics and pet stores, Warehousing, Storage, Distribution, Public transportation, Hotel and commercial lodging.

While we do not know what the future holds related to the spread of Covid-19, we do know we are in this together, and it will be together that we work through these challenging times to keep the cogs of our economy turning.

As conditions continue to develop, we will keep our customers – many who we call friends, updated with the most recent information. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook for the most recent updates.

Darin Lyon Signature

 

 

Darin Lyon
President
Anderson & Vreeland, Inc


 

Update 03/16/2020

Anderson & Vreeland Covid 19 Preparedness Statement

 

    • Have you surveyed your supply chain to ensure your supply of raw materials to manufacture and supply customers will not be interrupted?

It is our mission is to ensure the timely and accurate delivery of goods and services to customers regardless of any disaster either man-made or natural with minimal interruption or delay. To accomplish this mission, we have confirmed that all operations are performed efficiently with minimal disruption, especially during an emergency. We have previously developed Business Continuity Planning and programs to allow our organization to continue conducting its essential missions and functions under all threats and conditions. While the severity and consequences of an emergency cannot be predicted, effective contingency planning will minimize the impact on the Anderson & Vreeland, Inc. missions, personnel, and facilities.

Our extended North American presence will allow the continued servicing of customers of all sizes and in all locations. With eleven warehouses across three time zones, our trained sales consultants and support system will continue delivering the same great product without any interruptions for the foreseeable future.

    • Do you source raw materials outside North America and in particular China and other Asian countries?

Anderson & Vreeland does source certain goods from countries other than North America.

    • Do you have contingency plans in place for those materials sourced from the above countries or other impacted countries including the transportation component?

Anderson & Vreeland has a robust supply chain that contains products sourced from multiple manufacturers located in different geographical locations throughout the world. This provides the opportunity, in the instance of a catastrophic event, to substitute manufacturers of certain products in the event that there is disruption where a particular product might be manufactured. Logistically, we have developed long relationships with multiple transportation providers both domestic and abroad.

    • Has your company developed operational contingency plans related to possible labor interruptions resulting from COVID-19?

Anderson & Vreeland has adhered to recommendations suggested by the CDC and WHO in regard to doing our part in limiting the spread of COVID-19. We have encouraged our employees to take precautions not just in the workplace but in their personal lives as well.

Our organization has worked diligently to develop cross functional teams within our workplace. These efforts have ensured that employees are cross trained in every aspect of our organization with the intent to ensure business continuity. We have proactive defined processes in place in the event we need employees to work from home to access our system, order materials, provide customer support and administrative functions.

    • Do you have a formalized system in place to promptly keep clients informed should a supply interruption manifest itself?

Anderson & Vreeland, Inc. has established an effective Test, Training and Exercise (TT&E) program to support the organization’s preparedness and validate the continuity capabilities and ability to perform essential functions during any emergency. The testing, training, and exercising of continuity capabilities is essential to demonstrating, assessing, and improving our ability to execute the continuity program, plans, and procedures to ensure minimal business disruption in an emergency.

Utilization of cloud-based ERP and CRM help to ensure that accurate documentation is recorded and up to date regarding key contacts at each customer location in the event that there is anticipated or real disruption in our supply chain that could negatively impact our clients. The same procedures, processes and tools that are utilized daily to engage our clients will be used in the event of any actual or anticipated business disruption.

 


 

Update 03/12/2020

Statement on COVID-19 and Business Continuity

 

As the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve within the United States and abroad, we want to assure our customers that Anderson & Vreeland, Inc. has taken all recommended precautions to combat the spread within our organization and yours. We have taken the precautions that are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and encourage you and your business to adopt these best practices.

Two weeks ago, our organization enacted an international travel ban to help safeguard our employees and our customers to do our part in helping to control the spread of this virus. We have continued monitoring this fluid situation daily to evaluate the effect of travel and how it might impact the lives of our employees, our customers, and our communities.

Based on the review of current conditions, effective Friday, March 13th, we are restricting all non-essential travel through April 6th for all AVI companies and will continue monitoring the situation to assess the path forward and the safety of everyone.

Business Continuity

While there are no guarantees when dealing with an “unknown” such as COVID-19, we did want to take the time to provide you with the actions we have taken to ensure, to the best of our abilities, that there will be no disruption of business continuity. Our extended North American presence will allow the continued servicing of customers of all sizes and in all locations. With eleven warehouses across three time zones, our trained sales consultants and support system will continue delivering the same great product without any interruptions for the foreseeable future.

Our Account Managers and Technical Teams are still here to help during this disruptive time. If there are conditions that arise within your operations that require someone on our technical staff to be on-site, please contact your Account Manager. Our Leadership Team will work with you to ensure business continuity.

While we do not know what the future holds related to the spread of the Novel Coronavirus, we do know that together, we will work through these uncertain times. Business helping business, or more simply put… people, helping people.

Darin Lyon Signature

 

 

Darin Lyon
President
Anderson & Vreeland, Inc