To our Business and Design Partners,
In this uncertain time, I want to take a moment to reaffirm our focus on serving those who rely on KML here in North America. In response to COVID-19, California’s Governor Newsom and Washington’s Governor Inslee recently ordered the closure of non-essential businesses and a shelter-in-place measure for individuals to prevent the spread of the virus.
These orders had many of you asking questions about the daily operation of KML and our ability to serve you. The order given in California, Washington, and other states have included a specific exception to these measures for businesses and individuals who are needed to maintain continuity of operation of essential needs, which include the “federal critical infrastructure sectors (as defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security), critical government services, schools, childcare, and construction, including housing construction”. (See https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/). We will comply and adjust to any new requirements should they occur.
KML a Wilsonart Company is a supplier and distributor of construction materials throughout North America, including the manufacture and distribution of wood products identified as “Critical Infrastructure” (See https://covid19.ca.gov/img/EssentialCriticalInfrastructureWorkers.pdf), and therefore squarely fits into the appropriately broad definition of the stakeholders exempt from closure.
Accordingly, based on these announcements made March 23, 2020, KML’s manufacturing and distribution facilities in Stockton, CA and Tacoma Washington shall remain open under the order. In addition to these facilities, we have a 3rd facility in Oxford Mississippi that could also service our customers if needed.
Our commitment to our partners, customers, and the communities we serve remains strong as always. In addition to producing and shipping product with service and reliability unmatched in our industry, we are also committed to providing:
I know these are uncertain times for many of us. Throughout history the people of North America (Canada, US, and Mexico) have always come together in times like these. We will get through this as we always do...together and strong. Today, tomorrow, and for years to come, KML a Wilsonart Company and our employees will be here to serve you.