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Mar312020

COVID-19 Response

Dear Valued Customer,
 
Please read the COVID19 Statement letter below from the CEO of ECM Industries, Mike Masino. The letter states that ECM Industries, including King Innovation, certifies that it is an essential business and is permitted to continue to operate at this time. You can be assured that King is OPEN for business, we are taking orders, we are manufacturing products and shipping products to our customers. We are taking the necessary actions to protect our employees and abide by the regulations that have been outlined by the authorities. ECM Industries, King Innovation and our Customers will overcome this challenge and come out the other side even stronger!
 
Stay healthy and we appreciate your business.
 
Sincerely,
Frank Vlasaty
President
 
 
March 24, 2020
To Whom It May Concern:
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers issued an Executive Order on March 23, 2020, effective at 8a.m. on March 25, in response to COVID-19 issuing businesses and operations in the State that are essential and non-essential businesses.  Under Section 13(v) titled “Manufacture, distribution, and supply chain for critical products and industries” as “Essential Businesses and Operations” of the Executive Order, ECM Industries certifies it is an essential business and is permitted to continue to operate at this time.  ECM Industries is headquartered in New Berlin, WI and employs 265 people in the state.  ECM Industries is a manufacturer and supplier of electrical products for construction and maintenance and natural gas and cathodic industries.
 
This state designation of our company and industry as an essential business is also supported by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) / Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s
(CISA) guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce: Ensuring Community and National Resilience in COVID-19 Response (March 23, 2020) (available at:
https://www.cisa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/CISA_Guidance_on_the_Essential_Critical_Infrast ructure_Workforce_508C_0.pdf) that identifies our industry and workers as part of essential critical infrastructure under the critical manufacturing sector. As the CISA guidance states, “Promoting the ability of such workers to continue to work during periods of community restriction, access management, social distancing, or closure orders/directives is crucial to community resilience and continuity of essential functions.”
 
Our company and our industry have a special responsibility to continue operations to serve our customers, community, and state as we work together to end the COVID-19 emergency.  In order to fully operate our essential business, our company and our employees while conducting work business, should be considered exempt from state and local restrictions such as curfews, shelter-in-place orders, and other mobility restrictions.   
 
As we continue to operate, the protection, health, and safety of our employees is our top priority.  Should you have any questions concerning this certification, please contact Mike Masino directly at 262.317.8766 or email [email protected]   
 
Certified By,
Mike Masino
CEO