Company executives at temperature sensor and transmitters maker Burns Engineering, Minnetonka, Minn., have taken to minimize any supply threat and its ability to satisfy orders.
We have not identified any known raw material shortages or delays from our suppliers related to COVID-19. We have been in communication with our suppliers over the last several weeks to ensure a robust supply chain and are prepared to take material supply actions as needed based on our ongoing supply chain communications,” said Chuck Bragg, Burns Engineering president. In addition, the company has “stepped up sanitation practices, including regular hand washing, and installed hand sanitizing stations at key locations within our facility. Employees are instructed to stay home anytime they are ill to minimize possible transmission.
In a second statement issued March 27, Burns Engineering stated:
In response to Minnesota and several other states imposing stay-at-home directives for all nonessential businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, [The company wants]to reassure customers and business partners that the office and manufacturing facility will remain open.
Per Department of Homeland Security CISA guidelines, Burns Engineering is a critical manufacturing operation and an essential critical infrastructure workforce in direct support of supply chains of critical infrastructure sectors. Burns Engineering is ready and able to process orders, ship products and provide pre-sales engineering guidance. [The company has] implemented the CDC and governmental recommended safety guidelines to ensure the health and safety of our employees and an uninterrupted supply of product to our customers.