After careful consideration of Illinois Governor Pritzker’s Executive Order in Response to COVID-19 and under the advice of experts and professionals, we have developed the following plan for RW Hardware and our employees.

Pursuant to the Executive Order, RW Hardware is an “essential business.” The relevant portion of the Executive Order is shown below (emphasis added).

“The following manufacturing facilities, distribution, and supply chains are considered essential and may continue to operate. Employees are considered essential and may continue working in your facilities. Manufacturing companies, distributors, and supply chain companies producing and supplying essential products and services in and for industries such as pharmaceutical, technology, biotechnology, healthcare, chemicals and sanitization, waste pickup and disposal, agriculture, food and beverage, transportation, energy, steel and steel products, petroleum and fuel, mining, construction, national defense, communications, as well as products used by other Essential Businesses and Operations.”

Accordingly, we will resume operations this week as listed below.

On Monday, March 23, 2020, a limited staff will return to work to disinfect and clean our facilities and to prepare for the re-start of production activities on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. We will resume production and shipping on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

We intend to continue “business as usual” as much as is reasonably possible.

If you have any questions, please contact your Regional Sales Manager.