The spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is affecting us all, with several national and international intervention measures already in effect. Based on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and our state and local government requirements, Furst-McNess Company is taking the necessary steps to ensure our customers and employees see little to no impact from this event.
Production and Delivery
Our Furst-McNess production facilities are fully operational, with inbound materials on track to keep production at normal levels, and we have also confirmed with our internal supply chain that they are well-positioned to support our customers. However, there is a possibility that new regulations or unforeseen disruptions may result in delays in service that are outside of our control.
Third-Party Commodities and Ingredients
Keeping adequate inventory and planning ahead are critical at present. Rail and trucking industries may have setbacks causing delayed deliveries, and food and other industry manufacturing facilities may cut back production schedules, both of which might create supply issues for our customers.
To help ensure you remain fully supplied, we encourage you to consider placing orders earlier than you normally would in the event that unforeseen supply or logistical issues occur – your McNess sales representative is ready to assist.
Customer Safety and Service
Our company sales representatives and our truck drivers will be practicing social distancing and other precautionary measures while on your farm or ranch in order to promote the safety and well-being of our customers and our employees. Please reach out to your company representative or the office in which you typically do business, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Matt Heinrich, President and CEO