March 23, 2020 Statement on Michigan’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order
Following Gov. Whitmer’s executive order, and to stop the spread of COVID-19, we are temporarily suspending production at our Ludington facility starting Tuesday, March 24 at 12:01 a.m. While we hoped this step would not be necessary, we know it’s critical as we all work together to flatten the curve of COVID-19.
We have committed to providing 80-hours of paid time off to all of our team members. This will take us through April 2, when the recently announced Federal Families First Coronavirus Act is scheduled to begin.
When the time comes, our goal is to open our doors, happily welcoming back the many team members critical to the success of our company. In the meantime, we hope everyone stays well, takes necessary precautions and finds solace and peace in their loved ones.
March 13, 2020 Letter from CEO Eric Erwin
To our community:
At FloraCraft, the health and safety of our team is always a top concern. We know many families rely on us for a steady, dependable income, and we don’t take that responsibility lightly. We continually address ways to improve our procedures, policies and practices so they meet the highest standards of safety possible.
With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, the novel form of coronavirus, we know there are concerns over what this means for our team – and our larger Ludington community. Our leadership team has been monitoring the situation very closely over the last few weeks and continues to develop robust plans on how to best safeguard the health and well-being of our team.
Using best practices from the Center for Disease Control and our healthcare partners, we have taken strides to bolster our safety measures to prevent the spread of illness, much as we would do in any cough, cold and flu season. We have shared preventative information with our team and will continue to update them on any new developments. In the unfortunate event a team member contracts the virus we have plans developed, which includes proactively offering up to 80 hours (10 working days) of additional paid time off so our team doesn’t have to worry on their road to recovery. We are fully committed to mitigating the stress on our employees and their families – and to keeping our community safe and healthy – during this national health crisis.
Fostering an environment that cares about our team’s health and safety is just how we operate at FloraCraft. As always, we remain committed to our Ludington community and the many team members who are critical to the success of our company. In the meantime, we encourage everyone to practice good hand hygiene, cover coughs and sneezes and stay home if you are sick.
President & CEO