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COVID-19 : Status & Updates from Resource Label Group

Please check here for updates as this situation continues to develop.  The most recent posts will be at the top of the page.

During this difficult and rapidly changing time, we want to assure our customers, partners and suppliers that Resource Label Group is prepared for the upcoming challenges. We understand the positive, critical role that labels provide to consumers across the country, particularly in the areas of food, beverage, personal care, household chemicals and medicine.  As an integral part of the supply chain, we will do what is needed to meet customer expectations.  With 17 manufacturing locations across the US and Canada we are prepared to address the needs of our customers and others within the various industries we service.

This page has been created to provide you with necessary information and relay changes and updates as they occur.  If you have any questions, please reach out to us at RLGCovid19@resourcelabel.com, via our contact form or your local representative.

We will update the following key information as it becomes available:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Plan (update 4.17.20)

Customer Protection Protocol

A Message For Our Vendors

Essential Business Designation – Label and Packaging Manufacturers

New York State – Executive Order, Essential Business Designation

Illinois Covid-19 Executive Order

California – State of Emergency Order

California Sonoma Update

California Bay Area Plant Updates

Supply Update

Manufacturing Redundancy – Continuity Plan


Update: 4.1.20

A Message For Our Vendors

Please be advised that the services and supplies your company provides are essential to the sustainability and continuity of operations at Resource Label Group, LLC. Our company supplies labels and flexible packaging to essential business in the 16 key sectors identified by the Department of Homeland Security and Governors across the country. The key sectors we service include manufacturers of Food products, Medical Supplies, Sanitizers and Disinfectants, and Pharmaceuticals.

As a supplier to these key sectors, our vendors/suppliers, and the services they provide to our company, “are considered so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect” on the American people and our society. In order to continue to sustain our operations in support of essential businesses, our vendors and service suppliers must maintain continuity of operations within the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Governor’s Office.

Thank you for your continued efforts in support of our operations.

Sincerely,

Michael Apperson
President, CEO
Resource Label Group

If you need a copy of this statement on company letterhead please contact your Purchasing contact at Resource Label Group.

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Update: 3.24.20

Essential Business Designation – Label and Packaging Manufacturers

Resource Label Group Operating Locations: Alabama, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington and Ontario, Canada.

We have been closely monitoring the latest news from the CDC, the World Health Organization (WHO), provincial, state and local government agencies and other sources for the latest guidance on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each of these sources recognize label and packaging manufacturers as businesses that supply goods and services in support of Essential Businesses critical to our infrastructure. Additionally, Resource Label Group has been designated an “Essential Service” provider in the states of New York and Massachusetts.

As an essential business, our teams across North America continue to report for duty every day. We realize that the materials we produce are vital to keeping the food packagers operating and stocking the grocery shelves. We manufacture labels for the distribution and supply of sanitizers and disinfecting products that are desperately needed. We supply labels to critical medical suppliers of pharmaceuticals, and nutraceuticals. In addition, our materials are vital components in blood bags and are used to produce COVID-19 test kits. Without the manufacturing capabilities we provide, these industries would not be able to label and package their goods, which would have a devastating impact on our society.

As a key supplier to critical infrastructure industries, we have a responsibility to continue operations at all 17 manufacturing locations in North America. We will continue to provide updates based on guidance from federal, provincial, state and local governments.

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Update: 3.23.20

New York State – Executive Order, Essential Business Designation

On Sunday, March 22nd Gintzler International, a Resource Label Group facility in Buffalo, NY requested designation and recognition by the State of New York as a supplier and supporter of Essential Business activities. The Empire State Development Authority responded swiftly to our request, issuing the following statement:

“Thank you for seeking designation as an “essential business” pursuant to the revised New York State Executive Order 202.6 with respect to your business function of supply chain for food and pharmaceuticals. Based on the information you have provided, that business function is an essential business and/or supports an essential business and is not subject to the required 100% workforce reduction pursuant to the revised Executive Order 202.6……Please continue to comply with all other Executive Orders and recommendations from the New York State Department of Health and please consider reducing your workforce to the extent practicable.”

We continue to place the health and wellness of our employees as a top priority. We will be closely monitoring the latest updates from the CDC, the World Health Organization (WHO), the State of New York and other sources to bring our employees timely updates and suggestions for preventing, identifying and responding to potential exposures to COVID-19.

For now, Gintzler International will continue operating business as usual.

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Update: 3.20.20

Illinois Covid-19 Executive Order

Pamco Label, a Resource Label Group company is aware of the Illinois Governor’s Executive Order to Stay at Home. This Order allows employees to continue reporting to work if they are providing “supplies for Essential Businesses” including the “manufacture of materials necessary for an Essential Business to continue operations”. Being that we produce labels for essential businesses, including food, beverage, healthcare and medical segments, the company believes that the products we supply fall under “manufacturing companies that supply other essential businesses with the services or supplies necessary to operate.”  Therefore, our plant in Des Plaines, IL, Pamco Label will continue to operate.

Resource Label Group considers the health and wellness of our employees to be a top priority. We have been closely monitoring the latest news from the CDC, the World Health Organization (WHO), and other sources to bring our employees timely updates and suggestions for preventing, identifying and responding to potential exposures to COVID-19.

Pamco Label will continue operating business as usual.

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Update: 3.20.20

California – State of Emergency Order

Resource Label Group considers the health and wellness of our employees to be a top priority. We have been closely monitoring the latest news from the CDC, the World Health Organization (WHO), and other sources to bring our employees timely updates and suggestions for preventing, identifying and responding to potential exposures to COVID-19.

The company is aware of the Safe at Home initiative issued by the Governor of the state of California. This order includes exceptions for employees who work to maintain critical infrastructure in 16 key sectors that “are considered so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect.” The 16 key sectors include Food and Agriculture, and Healthcare.

All of our Southern California and Northern California operations, including Best Label Company, Axiom Label, The Label Company, Cellotape, Landmark Label, Paragon Label and Spectrum Label each a Resource Label Group company, print labels used by suppliers of packaged food products, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and household goods including sanitizers and disinfectants. The products we supply to these industries qualify us as a “business that supplies other essential businesses with the support or supplies necessary to operate”. Therefore, we will continue to operate as long as possible.

We will continue to monitor this rapidly developing situation and will communicate updates as they become available. For now, we will continue operating business as usual.

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Update: 3.18.20

California – Sonoma Update – Paragon Label to remain open

Resource Label is aware of the order for Sonoma County residents to Shelter in Place. This directive allows employees to continue reporting to work if they are providing or supporting certain essential services or engage in certain “essential activities or work for an essential business”. For the purposes of this order, “Essential Businesses” includes wineries and breweries. Resource Label Group produces labels for essential sectors including medical, wine, beer and food and therefore, falls under “businesses that supply other essential businesses with the support or supplies necessary to operate”. Therefore, our plant in Petaluma, California (Paragon Label) remains open.

We will continue to monitor this rapidly developing situation and will communicate updates as they become available.

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Update 3.17.20

California – Bay Area Update – All Resource Label Group plants to remain open

Resource Label Group is aware of the order for 6 Bay Area Counties to Shelter in Place. This directive allows employees to continue reporting to work if they are providing or supporting certain essential services or engage in certain “essential activities or work for an essential business”. Resource Label Group produces labels for essential sectors including medical and food and believes that the products we supply fall under “businesses that supply other essential businesses with the support or supplies necessary to operate”. Therefore, our plants in Hayward, California and Newark, California remain open.

We will continue to monitor this rapidly developing situation and will communicate updates as they become available.

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Update 3.16.20

Manufacturing and Supply Redundancy

Resource Label Group understands the importance of manufacturing redundancy. With our national reach model, we have a business continuity plan in place to address any shifts needed in production.  With 17 production sites within the United States and Canada, our locations have common equipment and capabilities which allow us to transfer work between plants as necessary.  In the event of labor shortages or other supply disruptions, Resource Label Group will work to balance systemwide capacity ensuring that critical materials are delivered to our customers as needed.


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Update 3.13.20

Supply Update

Resource Label Group continues to monitor the news about the coronavirus COVID-19 event. We are proactively working with our suppliers to monitor any supply chain disruption. To date, our suppliers have not identified any supply chain issues and are confident in their ability to supply us with products required for our business.  Prior to COVID-19, Resource Label Group has worked with our key suppliers to develop and understand contingency plans for supply continuity. These plans range from alternate sources of raw material supply to alternate locations for production. We will continue to work closely with our suppliers to make sure that we have adequate supplies to serve our customers.

Thank you for your business and trust in Resource Label Group.  Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Update 4.17.20

Customer Protection Protocol in Response to Employee Positive COVID-19 Results

Resource Label Group considers the health and wellness of our employees and customers as our top priority. As such, the below provides guidance for responding to customer inquiries about our exposure protocols.

In the event an employee at one of our facilities tests positive for the coronavirus:

    • The General Manager, in coordination with limited members of the local leadership team, must determine:
      – Was the infected employee wearing a face covering during this period?
      • If the answer is “Yes” – The potential threat of contamination is minimal
      • If the answer is “No”:

      • Identify what inventory and materials the infected employee is likely to have touched in the days immediately prior to the diagnosis;
      • Determine how long ago the infected employee would have likely been in contact with the materials;
      • If the timing of last contact with the materials exceeds 96 hours, the threat of contamination is very minimal;
      • If the last contact with the materials was less than 96 hours ago, isolate the identified items to the best of your ability and disinfect the product and shipping materials pursuant to CDC disinfecting guidelines prior to shipment
    • Products handled by the infected employee more than 96 hours prior to a positive test result have very little or no risk of contamination

 

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Update 4.17.20

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Plan

Resource Label Group considers the health and wellness of our employees to be a top priority. We have been closely monitoring the latest news from the CDC, the World Health Organization (WHO), our healthcare insurance companies and other sources to bring our employees timely updates and suggestions for preventing, identifying and responding to potential exposures to COVID-19. We have increased the janitorial service at our facilities and provided hand sanitizers, antibacterial soaps and disinfecting wipes to the best of our ability.

This plan details the steps to be taken in the event one or more of our facilities were to experience a potential COVID-19 exposure incident.

Prevention:
In an effort to prevent infection and transmission of COVID-19, all employees must:

  • Practice Social Distancing
    – Maintain personal spacing of 6 feet or greater
    – Do not touch or shake hands
    – Do not form lines at entrances or exits
    – Maintain 6 feet or greater spacing in breakrooms and offices
  • All employees and visitors are required to wear a face covering while in a production area
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
    – Wipe down all equipment using disinfecting cloths at the end of each shift
    – Wear protective gloves, latex or Nitrile, at all times while working or running equipment
  • All facilities are being equipped with disinfecting foggers to be used in the event of a suspected or confirmed exposure

First and foremost, we will exercise an Abundance of Caution regarding any and all suspected or actual exposures to COVID-19 or any potentially infectious illnesses.

Visitors:
No visitors are allowed into Resource Label Group facilities without the approval of the SVP of the functional group that will be hosting the visitor.

Anyone with a fever, cough, or other flu-like symptoms will not be permitted to enter a Resource Label Group facility.

Potential Exposure Event: Employees who believe that they, or a member of their immediate family (a family member living in the same household), may have been exposed to someone suspected of having COVID-19 are encouraged to self-quarantine in their home for two (2) weeks.

Employees Exhibiting Flu-like Symptoms: Employees who exhibit cold or “flu-like” symptoms will be asked to self-quarantine in their home for the durations of the symptoms and for an additional seventy-two (72) hours after the employee is free of any fever, without the use of fever reducing medications.

All areas of the facility frequented by the Employee will be cleaned using disinfecting wipes. Personnel at the facility will be notified of a potential exposure and given the option to stay home, using PTO or unpaid leave, until the threat of the possible infection can be confirmed or denied.

Employees Who Test Positive for COVID-19: Upon learning of a positive test for COVID-19, the employee will be required to self-quarantine for 14-days or until “cleared” by a doctor to return to duty. Additionally, immediately upon learning of the positive results, the employee’s work area will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.

In all cases employees may use available Paid Time Off (PTO) to cover all or part of a COVID-19 related absence or may choose to take the time off as an unpaid leave of absence. Affected employees are encouraged to confirm what, if any state and/or local benefits may be available at the time of the absence, for example expanded unemployment benefit eligibility, keeping in mind that the available programs are changing rapidly.
Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the servicing of your account.

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