10 Apr Covid 19 Update
The spread of Covid-19 throughout the world is having a dramatic impact on every one of us. We are no different at Black Creek and although we are listed as an essential business by the government of Ontariowe have adapted our operations to protect our staff and to make a positive impact on the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. This is how Black Creek is doing its part:
Our People One of the biggest lessons the world has learned is that the most effective way to minimize the risk of transmitting Covid-19 is to reduce human density and maximize social distancing. To comply with this, Black Creek has cut its work force in half, shut down all assembly and administrative functions completely and added an additional shift for our CNC operators, which spreads the few essential people left at the facility to an average of 4 people per shift across a 22,000 square foot facility. This, combined with physical distancing and hand washing protocols keeps the risk of workplace transmission to a level well within our mandated daily risk assessment.
Giving Back Due to our temporary workforce reduction, Black Creek currently has a number of CNC machines and other manufacturing capabilities that are not currently in use. We are working diligently in answering the call from the Federal and Provincial governments to start manufacturing products and tools that can directly assist the fight against the spread of Covid-19.
Looking forward Like many small businesses across Canada, Black Creek has been hit hard by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The combination of a disrupted supply chain, shutting down the non-essential elements of the business and our self-imposed social distancing measures have limited our ability to manufacture, assemble and ship products.
That being said, our proactive strategy of keeping essential machines running, already having a full inventory of “near-assembled” SLR Coyotes and most importantly, having a dedicated and determined staff that seems never to tire, will allow us to start shipping some SLR Coyotes this month. Nobody has said it better than Winston Churchill . “We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire. Neither the sudden shock of battle, nor the long-drawn trials of vigilance and exertion will wear us down. Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.”
Black Creek and its people are committed to meet the challenge of this Pandemic and we will adapt and overcome as necessary.