WalzCraft’s office and production teams continue to operate on our regular schedules. We continue to closely monitor the developments related to COVID-19 and the impacts on our employees, community, and industry. Although this pandemic is very widespread and affecting people and businesses across the globe, WalzCraft is fortunate to be able to continue operating as normal. Critical infrastructure sectors and the essential workers identified by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) are exempt from Wisconsin Governor Evers’s “Safer at Home” order, and have been encouraged to remain open.
Specifically, Governor Evers’s Health Order #12 (“Safer at Home Order”) incorporates, by reference, CISA’s list of essential businesses. The Safer at Home Order specifically states that “any business or worker identified” in the CISA Memorandum dated March 23, 2020 is an essential business or operation (Section 13.a.). The CISA Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response recognizes WalzCraft’s workforce and operations as being an essential business under multiple categories:
“Workers who support the manufacture and distribution of forest products, including, but not limited to timber, paper, and other wood products.” (Under Agricultural industries)
“Workers who support the supply chain of building materials from production through application/installation, including cabinetry… and employees who provide services that enable repair materials and equipment for essential functions.” (Under Commercial Facilities)
“Workers performing housing construction related activities to ensure additional units can be made available to combat the nation’s existing housing supply shortage.” (Under Residential/Shelter Facilities and Services)
WalzCraft manufactures custom cabinet components for residential and commercial cabinet/casework manufacturers, residential and commercial contractors, and cabinet refacers across North America. The vast majority of our cabinet doors, drawer boxes, molding, veneers, and plywood casework components are composed of wood and/or wood based panels (MDF, Melamine, etc.). WalzCraft products are used in, but not limited to, single and multifamily housing (including dormitories), commercial and office buildings, schools, and many other applications.
We continue to produce products in our regular wait times with a goal of minimizing any disruption to our customers’ businesses. We appreciate your loyalty and patience as we all work through these unprecedented times together.