The COVID-19 virus has created a unique time for all of us, a time of uncertainty with no clear picture of what the future holds. Markets are changing, economies are changing and people’s actions are changing and no one has any idea when we will get back to normal, or what the new normal may look like. With that in mind, I want to give you some assurance that there are still some things on which you can depend.
You can be assured that South Coast Products (SOCO) will continue to keep the welfare of our employees, our customers, and our vendors as our first priority. In addition to our health plan, we have implemented an extended time off program that allows employees to stay home if anyone in their families is not feeling well.
You can be confident that we will continue to provide the same high-quality products you have come to expect from SOCO delivered in the same timely manner. This is subject to us receiving the materials necessary to manufacture our products, but we have seen no disruption in our supply chain and we do not anticipate one.
We are taking the steps necessary to ensure that hygiene within our plant is maintained at a higher level than ever before. This includes hand sanitation stations throughout the plant and regular communications to employees on how to prevent the spread of disease at this time and in the future.
Finally, at a time like this, there are always concerns about layoffs and corporate downsizing. We are doing everything we can to keep all of our employees on the payroll so they have no concerns about paying bills and meeting household expenses. This policy also ensures that our people will be responsive to customer demand whenever and wherever it occurs. We also contribute to organizations that help those in need during this time.
I hope this gives you confidence that SOCO will be here for our employees and our customers and that we will all weather the storm together. In the meantime, we hope you will all be healthy and stay safe.
Rick Cantu, President