AOTCO Metal Finishing is designated as a critical manufacturer both for medical supply chain and defense industrial base. We are currently processing components for medical equipment – including ventilators – that are critical to our national emergency response to the COVID-19 epidemic. We also process defense and aerospace parts including priority components that are essential to national security.
AOTCO'S COVID-19 Response
Recently, Governor Charlie Baker issued a stay-at-home advisory and ordered all non-essential businesses in Massachusetts to close. Because we are a critical manufacturer, this order does not apply to AOTCO. AOTCO will remain open and operational during the shutdown.
Employees have been advised to report to their scheduled shifts. AOTCO has implemented a comprehensive COVID-19 response plan to ensure employee safety and to maintain production continuity. We continue to monitor developments and will make adjustments as needed.
It is of the utmost importance to AOTCO and our customers that we are able to operate efficiently during the stay-at-home advisory issued by Governor Baker. With many clients in the medical and defense industries, we have a high volume of critical jobs that need to be completed for these essential industries.
Seeing how the COVID-19 epidemic has significantly disrupted the supply chain, we see on the news daily that hospitals do not have enough PPE, sanitizer and other necessary equipment. AOTCO has started making our own in-house sanitizer for the use of our employees and businesses in the community. AOTCO is also donating a bottle of hand sanitizer to frontline and healthcare workers for every bottle sold.
As a company we want to ensure the safety and well-being of our staff, suppliers and our community. Continuing to produce sanitizer is one way that we can support first responders, firemen, police, and other essential workers.
We recognize the high levels of confusion and anxiety that our community members are experiencing due to COVID-19. To help mitigate this, we provide our employees a safe, sanitary and supportive workplace environment This way, team members can continue to deliver excellent service and continuity while supporting our partners.
Meanwhile, to further support the efforts on the front-line, AOTCO is ramping up production to support the manufacturing of products for the national emergency response. Any companies who need rapid processing to support this effort should contact us directly for expedited service.