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Statement from John Slawson, Chairman and CEO of Rosenbauer, concerning COVID-19

Message from John Slawson, Chairman and CEO of Rosenbauer America, concerning COVID-19

It is the responsibility of every individual to do his or her part in reducing the global spread of COVID-19. Rosenbauer is a global family of individuals that build life-saving equipment on the front lines every day and in every crisis. Our devotion to our customers does not waver in tandem with their commitment to serve their local communities.

Rosenbauer employs approximately 900 associates in the United States at one of our four facilities. Our team members are mothers, fathers, brothers, and sisters who all have families at home that depend on us as their employer to maintain the safest of environments to ensure when each team member leaves at the end of the day, they come home healthy and free of possible exposure to COVID-19.

Rosenbauer Team Members and Visitors

In accordance with CDC guidelines, we have instituted measures to decrease person-to-person contact. We have implemented aggressive sanitizing procedures throughout the day for our production floor team members. We are transitioning the office staff to work from home to the fullest extent their position allows.

Rosenbauer has implemented travel restrictions on all staff for any reason. We are asking all visitors, including our valued customers and business partners, to suspend any scheduled visits for any reason, including our vendors. We strongly are encouraging the use of video teleconferencing services for our customers.

Daily Production

Our facilities in Minnesota, South Dakota, and Nebraska remain open and producing apparatus. We will continue production while it is safe. Our team members are our most important asset, and it is in everyone’s best interest to do what we can to protect them.

We will continue to follow the recommendations of national, state, and local authorities.

Have questions regarding COVID-19 impact on your apparatus order?

All customers are encouraged to contact their local Rosenbauer dealer first. Our dealer network has been given information on how to request meetings or inspections via video conferencing technology. Due to the regional nature of virus spread, Rosenbauer is unable to define if delays will occur to your original completion date.

Dealer Meeting, FDIC, and Various Trade Shows

Rosenbauer has suspended our annual dealer meeting in Sioux Falls due to current travel restrictions and local public gathering bans set in place. The show management of the Fire Department Instructors’ Conference has postponed the event for 30 days. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation in respect to our self-imposed travel ban as it pertains to participating in FDIC 2020. We are modifying or withdrawing our participation at upcoming trade shows and events.

 

Sincerely,

John Slawson

Chairman and CEO

Rosenbauer America, LLC