Coronavirus - GTP's Updated Response

No effect of the Coronavirus on GTP’s delivery capability

June 2, 2020

We kindly ask customers and business partners to consult their respective contacts within our organization before scheduling any visits. The employee hosting the visitor must have approval from a member of GTP's general management team, as only critical visitors are permitted at this time. For our Towanda location, please acknowledge that visitors need to go through a temperature screening process and will be asked the following questions:

Have you been exposed to someone who has COVID or is being tested for COVID?
Do you have any COVID symptoms?
How are you feeling today?
If the visitor is feeling well, and if the answers to the first two questions are no, and if the screening reports a temperature lower than 100.4, the visitor is permitted into the facility.

For details on the procedures at our locations in Finland and the Czech Republic, please refer to your respective contacts. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

 

 April 21, 2020

The health and safety of our employees and our community is our top priority. For Pennsylvania, where our headquarters are located, Governor Tom Wolf issued a detailed "Worker-Safety" order April 15th, 2020 enforcing guidelines and regulations for life sustaining businesses that are still in operation.

GTP is considered as a life sustaining business and is fully complying with all orders and regulations issued by federal and state authorities. GTP continues to operate 24 hours, seven days per week.

Please see GTP's updated customer statement here: Corona-Virus Update (April 21, 2020)

  

March 20, 2020

For Pennsylvania, where our headquarters are located, Governor Tom Wolf ordered closure of Non-Life-Sustaining businesses effective March 19th, 2020, 8 p.m.

Based on the issued exemption list, GTP continues to operate 24 hours, seven days per week. All our manufacturing locations, also in Finland and the Czech Republic are considered as essential contributors to the infrastructure, according to local authorities.

While the health and safety of our employees and our community is our top priority, GTP acts accordingly to all recommendations of the local government and health authorities. At this time, GTP has placed all non-essential workers on telework, eliminated all overseas and domestic travel, all customer and vendor visits have been cancelled, and we’ve instituted a policy of social distancing, staggered shifts, and increased cleaning and disinfecting of work areas.

Daily, we assess the dynamic situation, evaluate the effectiveness of our measures, enact new measures and monitor the strength of our supply chain.

No positively tested infection case is reported from any of our facilities in the United States, Finland, or the Czech Republic.

GTP’s ability to deliver is not affected. We will inform you immediately if any interference emerges.

Please see GTP's updated customer statement here: Corona-Virus Update (March 20, 2020)

 

March 18, 2020

Health and safety of our employees and our community is our top priority. GTP acts accordingly to all recommendations of the local government and health authorities. All our three manufacturing locations are considered as essential contributors to the infrastructure, according to local authorities.

As of today, GTP continues to operate 24 hours, seven days per week. We are implementing many measures to provide the safety of our employees, families and communities while continuing to deliver to our customers. Daily, we assess the dynamic situation, evaluate the effectiveness of our measures, enact new measures and monitor the strength of our supply chain.

No positively tested infection case is reported from any of our facilities in the United States, Finland, or the Czech Republic.

Please see GTP's updated customer statement here: Corona-Virus Update (March 18, 2020)

 

March 12, 2020

While production and delivery capability of our operations are not affected, GTP now announces measures to limit risks of spreading the virus within GTP's workforce. Safety and health are top priority concerns. We kindly ask customers and business partners to fill out our self declaration form before scheduling any site visits to one of our manufacturing locations. GTP employees were instructed to reduce business trips to an absolute minimum.

Please see the self declaration form here: Self Declaration Form

Please see GTP's updated customer statement here: Corona-Virus Update (March 12, 2020)

 

February 6, 2020

The outbreak of this respiratory illness was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, and has resulted in thousands of confirmed cases in China, including cases outside of Wuhan City.

One of GTP’s main business principles is security of raw material supply independent of China.

The present state of this outbreak has no impact on any of our manufacturing routines, neither provides any disruption to our raw material supply chain.

You can rely on GTP’s ability to deliver through this outbreak and beyond.

Global Tungsten & Powders with all its employees hope for a fast containment of the illness in China and worldwide as well as for a fast recovery for all infected.

Please see GTP's official statement dated 2-6-2020 here: Corona-Virus Information