LISBURN, Northern Ireland—Conveyor belt producer Smiley Monroe is extending the temporary closure of all its sites in Northern Ireland for another two weeks until 4 May, in response to the spread of COVID-19.
The Lisburn-based manufacturer originally had announced that it was idling its sites in Northern Ireland for 21 days as of March 27.
In an April 16 statement, Smiley Monroe said its company's factory in Hosur, India, also will remain temporarily closed. However, the company will review the decision and make a determination on the plant's re-opening, taking into account updated government guidelines.
The manufacturer also is reviewing the developments in the U.S. before making any decisions on the temporary closure of its factory in Kentucky.
Smiley Monroe said a senior leadership response team is monitoring the coronavirus situation on a daily basis.