UFP Industries Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
This page will be updated frequently as we continue to monitor the latest updates and information about the global COVID-19 outbreak.
Update as of March 26, 2020
Please view the press release regarding our latest update to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Update as of March 22, 2020
We are monitoring the continual updates from federal, state and local governments regarding mandated business closures. Our legal department is following these developments closely and working through each set of rules to give us guidance.
Update as of March 18, 2020
UFP Industries serves a wide range of customers, including essential businesses such as health care manufacturers, food suppliers, building products dealers and infrastructure contractors. The vast majority of our employees are deemed “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” under the guidance set forth by the Department of Homeland Security as executed by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). This guidance, or guidance with similar designations, has been incorporated into nearly all state “stay at home” orders issued to date. Consequently, we'll continue to operate and serve our customers’ critical needs.
As we balance our responsibility to help stop the spread of COVID-19 with the needs of our employees and customers, we commit to three immediate goals:
- Keep UFP employees as safe as possible by implementing new workplace protocols to curb the spread of COVID-19.
- Keep UFP safely operating, and employees safely working, so they can earn a paycheck and support their families
- Keep serving our customers while respecting the new precautions and protocols they have in place.
Safeguards we have undertaken:
For our offices
- In the interest of social distancing, we have significantly reduced the number of people physically present at any given time. UFP has deployed significant resources to accommodate remote working.
For our production plants
- We have taken steps to protect the health of our employees, such as social distancing and augmented sanitizing protocols, particularly in common areas such as breakrooms, and high traffic areas.
- We have operational continuity plans in place to ensure our plants are receiving raw goods, running production and shipping to customers.
- Employee business air travel is prohibited until further notice.
- Visits to customers and/or vendors are currently limited by the visitation policies in place at customer and vendor offices, stores and plants.
External Factors and Changing Conditions
Government bodies are creating new rules daily and may further limit business operations, or impose other conditions on our employees. We expect further change and will keep you informed as events evolve.