To: All AirBorn Customers and Suppliers
Date: May 4, 2020 Subject: COVID-19 Announcement
Today we are in an unprecedented time as global family working together to battle the spread of COVID- 19. The health and safety of our teams, our families, our customers, suppliers and communities are of the utmost importance. As the Global spread of COVID-19 continues, we continue to follow guidance from the UK Government, WHO along with Public Health England, to make the best informed decisions we can and take the right actions to help prevent the spread of the virus.
As a global community, we are all in uncharted and stormy waters, but we believe together we will push through to the other side and we are taking actions to help ensure any impact is short lived.
AirBorn is undertaking the following efforts as we respond to the ongoing COVID-19 situation:
1 Our Pandemic Response team, comprised of senior leadership and local safety representatives, has been active for more than two months.
2 We have retooled a number of our facilities and implemented rotating shifts to maintain social distancing. We have significantly increased our factory sanitizing and hygiene guidance for team members. Otherwise, we have seen no significant change in operations, supply chain, nor customer scheduling as of this notice. We are monitoring daily and will advise of any changes.
3 We have implemented 100% temperature checking and health screening in all facilities for employees and any visitors.
4 The majority of our exempt and indirect employees have been relocated to work from home.
5 All sites provide DX rated products to the U.S. Federal government and allies, and we have been informed by our Military customers that AirBorn must remain open as a matter of National Security. Thus, it is our plan to continue running our manufacturing sites 1) as long as each site is deemed safe for our team members, 2) as long as our supply chain has no major disruptions, and 3) pending any different directives from the both the UK and Federal Government.
6 We have implemented heightened visitor protocols restricting unscheduled and non-essential on site visits. All scheduled visits are being evaluated on a case by case basis. Visitors will be screened in advance and may be denied entry to the facility based upon travel history.
7 Business travel remains suspended. We are requiring anyone on personal travel outside of the country, or as a passenger on any cruise ships, 1) to self-quarantine themselves at home for 14 days after their return and 2) be symptom free before returning to work after self-quarantine.
8 International travel is prohibited and we are limiting in-country travel to “essential only.”
It is impossible to forecast the impact of COVID-19, but we are diligently working together with extra measures to help keep the impact minimized and short-lived.
Congratulations to our 2019 Employee Award winners
We are really pleased to announce who our 2019 Employee Award Winners are:
Congratulations to Richard JenningsIT Manager (standing right in the picture) who was nominated by our employees as ‘Employee of the Year’.
Congratulations to Jordi Garcia, Design & Engineering Manager (standing in the middle of the picture) who was awarded ‘Mission Impossible’ award for his hard work and dedication implementing our new ERP system Glovia.
Congratulations to Dave Alger, Production Team Leader (standing left in the picture) who was awarded ‘Rising Star’ for his personal development and success in AirBorn.
In the group picture are some of the Management team including :
Bill Pitchford – Managing Director,
Gary Davis – General Manager,
Karen McCrindle – Quality & H&S Manager
Sean Farrer – Production Manager.
We will be exhibiting at :
MACE Careers Fair - On 4 October 2019 three of our employees; Karen McCrindle Quality Manager, Cressida Fuller HR Manager and Nick Bailey Account Manager attended Manchester University Careers fair for Engineering Graduates. We are very keen at AirBorn to maintain links with universities to have Engineering graduates, interns and work placement here at AirBorn International. The outcome from the careers fair was amazing with lots of graduate keen to come and either be a graduate or intern here at AirBorn.
If you would like information about our Engineering opportunities please email HR@AirBornint.com
Space Tech Expo
17 - 19 Nov 2020
Stand Number : K44