On Mar 19, 2020, Governor Tom Wolf ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to close their physical locations as of 8 p.m. today, March 19, to slow the spread of COVID-19. In reviewing the order and list of businesses considered "life-sustaining", we are continuing to manufacture under the assumption that Koaxis is one of the businesses permitted to maintain operations at our physical location. Indeed our primary NAICS code classifies Koaxis as such. Reference NAICS 334419 - Other Electronic Component Manufacturing for more information. Some Koaxis products, including, orders currently in-house, are also key components in Navigational, Measuring, Electro-medical, and Control Instruments equipment; which are also considered life-sustaining businesses under this order.
Additionally, Koaxis currently manufactures and has orders in-house that are rated and certified for national defense use under Defense Priorities and Allocations System regulation (15 CFR 700). As stated in the the Department of Homeland Security Guidance, dated Mar 19 2020, https://www.cisa.gov/publication/guidance-essential-critical-infrastructure-workforce "Workers necessary for the manufacturing of materials and products needed for... the defense industrial base. Additionally, workers needed to maintain the continuity of these manufacturing functions and associated supply chains."
As part of our mission and commitment to support US Military and Security programs, Koaxis is committed to continue to manufacture our products to ensure a stable supply chain for vital Defense programs.
We are in direct contact with our elected officials and local authorities to ensure that we remain up to date and cooperative throughout this difficult time.
The good news is, we remain healthy and well and we expect little to no impact on our Production at this time. We maintain significant cable and connector inventory and we have no reported disruptions from our supply chain. The Koaxis supply chain is based almost entirely in the US with very limited exposure in Canada and Europe. We have spoken with our employees and we are taking preventive and regular action in the area of cleanliness and disinfection. Office employees are able have been working remotely, in order to eliminate potential vectors into Koaxis Operations. Our current Production is well ahead of schedule and we are working proactively to extend this lead in finished orders so as to minimize any potential disruption to our customers' schedules.
If we may assist you in any way, please feel free to give us a call, +1 (610) 222-0154.
For the current state of affairs related to COVID-19 (aka "the coronavirus") please visit this page https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx