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Vollrath takes measures to balance staff safety with business continuity

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Wisconsin-based commercial foodservice equipment manufacturer Vollrath has announced it is running operations as close to normal as health and safety regulations allow during the coronavirus pandemic.

The business has adhered to the law in each state it operates in, which has meant the reopening of its New York facility under Andrew Cuomo’s ‘New York on PAUSE’ executive order.

Likewise, Wisconsin governor Tony Evers’ ‘Safer at Home Order’ has named Vollrath as an essential business, so production will continue there, where the company is headquartered.

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The Vollrath Minnesota facility will also continue unhindered by the coronavirus, though its Spanish branch is temporarily closed.

The US has viewed Vollrath as essential given it manufactures equipment and tools used for the preparation and serving of food in restaurants and hotels, but also in healthcare, government, military and correctional facilities.

Vollrath has said it is following the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) closely during this time.

This includes employees working remotely wherever possible and not coming to work at the first sign of symptoms.

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