BETHLEHEM, Pa.—Flexicon Corp. has been granted a waiver by the state of Pennsylvania to continue operating during the COVID-19 outbreak because of its role in the supply chain for life-sustaining businesses.
Flexicon manufactures bulk bag dischargers, drum fillers, flexible screw conveyors, tubular cable conveyors and pneumatic conveying systems for its customers in the food, spice, beverage, pharmaceutical, soap/cleanser, paper, plastics/rubber and chemical industries.
"We successfully demonstrated that numerous Flexicon U.S. customers operate in essential industries, and rely on our equipment and parts to continue manufacturing vital products," Flexicon President David Gill said in a statement.
The company is safeguarding the health of employees through facility sanitizing, limiting personal contact, and allowing employees who work primarily online to do so remotely.
Customers are urged to video conference in addition to email and phone.
"We remain in close contact with our supply chain to ensure prompt delivery of components needed to complete orders, and with our logistics partners to deliver those orders on time," Gill said.
Flexicon says its manufacturing operations in the United Kingdom, Australia and South Africa also remain open and fully functional.
In Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wold issued a stay-at-home order for the counties hardest hit by the virus to slow its spread.