CERRITOS, Calif.—Elastomers supplier R.D. Abbott Co. Inc. will keep its California facility open for shipping and receiving materials as well as providing laboratory services during the state's shelter-in-place order to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
R.D. Abbott qualifies as an essential supplier of health care and infrastructure materials to critical manufacturers. The company will schedule on-site personnel to meet customer demands while other work has been moved offsite.
"With minimal staff, good planning and communication becomes essential," R.D. Abbott President Keith Thomas said in a news release. "During this dynamic situation, our commitment to collaboratively determining order requirements, identifying constraints and developing relevant solutions for our customers and supplier partners is unwavering."
On March 19, California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a "shelter-in-place" order that includes all non-essential business operations.
California's "shelter-in-place" order is in effect until further notice. Seventeen more states have since set similar restrictions, though some have end dates.
R.D. Abbott said it will continue to assess and adjust its workflow as the situation evolves in North America.
Founded in 1948, R.D. Abbott is a distributor of elastomers, rubber chemicals, plasticizers, fillers, bonding agents and testing equipment from warehouses located throughout North America. The company also offers laboratory services and has product development capabilities.