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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

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: 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 3.19.20

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), and other sources to bring our employees timely updates and suggestions for preventing, identifying and responding to potential exposures to COVID-19.

Resource Label Group locations have implemented a Coronavirus Preparedness plan which outlines steps and processes being followed to reduce exposure.  This includes:

  • Daily sanitizing and disinfecting of our facilities.
  • Employees that are non-critical to the production process have been asked to work from home to limit potential exposure. For those employees that are critical to plant operations, we are flexing work hours and attendance policies to allow for more social distancing.
  • We have restricted visitors to our facilities as follows:

– Vendor / sales calls will not be permitted at this time
– On site Press checks must be approved in advance and are provided on an as-needed basis and as required by clients.
– Deliveries are to be made to the appropriate receiving areas and non-employees will not be admitted to the facility.

  • Processes have been implemented that outline steps to reduce exposure and steps to address a potential exposure of an employee or a positive test result of an employee. In addition, we are instructing employees with any symptoms to remain at home until cleared by a physician.

We will continue to monitor all state and local ordinances to ensure we are compliance with recommendations and guidelines as they are provided.

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the servicing of your account.

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