A message from David Nangle about Harris Products and COVID-19

To our valued customers:

The Harris Products Group continues to be very proactive with all aspects of our business as it relates to COVID-19. The safety and well-being of our employees and their families, customers and suppliers is paramount. We're providing regular communications to ensure safe working conditions and are focused on continuously improving our processes and procedures.

We want you to be aware of the actions that we've taken across all Harris Products Group companies and locations to protect our mutual business. We have implemented the following activities, policies and procedures:

  • All Harris operations remain open for business. The Ohio Stay at Home Order permits us to operate as an "Essential Business" and we're fulfilling customer orders as required.
  • While Harris has restricted all travel, during this time our Sales teams are leveraging technologies that we have in place to connect with you and are working to increase communication throughout this dynamic time such as WebEx, video conference and conference calls.
  • Our Management teams remain in regular contact with our key supplier partners around the globe to assess the latest challenges and mitigate supply chain risks.
  • Visitor access to all Harris Products Group manufacturing sites is restricted. All training and technical seminars have been postponed.
  • We have implemented plans to ensure continuity of the supply of products.
  • We are continuing to support good hygiene practices at all sites, limiting close interaction and supporting social distancing.

We feel it is imperative under these unique circumstances that we work together to be proactive to stabilize our current business and accommodate all customer requirements. In order to accomplish these goals, we ask that you remain communicative, flexible and supportive.

Times like these are opportunities for us to mutually strengthen our partnership. Thank you for your continued support of The Harris Products Group.

David J. Nangle
Executive Vice President, Lincoln Electric
President, Harris Products Group

Updated March 23, 2020