News

COVID-19 Response


March 20, 2020

California Amforge, Portland Forge and the Premier Forge Group take the existing threat presented by Coronavirus (COVID-19) very seriously. As a valued customer and employee, we want you to be aware of our actions to protect our employees, families, customers and communities through this rapidly evolving situation. Ensuring the safety and health of our employees remains our highest priority.

Each of our companies are dedicated to safely manufacture critical forgings for each of our world-class customers that serve essential industries (aerospace, defense, transportation & agriculture). Similar to other businesses, our primary risk is potential limitations to our dedicated and skilled employees. Therefore, each of our locations implemented several pro-active measures to minimize exposure. Our Leadership Team continuously reviews the guidance form the Center for Disease Control (CDC) on taking the proper and best protocol to minimize the situation.

Listed are some of the actions implemented to ensure the safety of our employees.

  • Our offices and plants remain open, however if any employee is not feeling well or having any flu-like symptoms -- they will stay home.
  • Our plants will not accept any visitors.
  • All business domestic and international air/rail travel is prohibited.
  • Automobile travel to customers, suppliers or between our locations must be approved in writing by our Leadership Team or Human Resources.
  • Any employees with personal plans that include cruise ship travel or travel to countries or cities with elevated exposure to this virus should stay home for a period of 14 days after returning, avoid close contact with others and will monitor their health daily.
  • Outside of work, we will also practice government recommended actions.
  • If COVID-19 is confirmed by a health professional, the ultimate return to work should be determined based on best practices at the time. As of March 18, 2020, the CDC's guidance is that a person who has COVID-19 "should remain under home isolation precautions until the risk of secondary transmission to others is thought to be low. The decision to discontinue home isolation precautions should be made on a case-by-case basis, in consultation with healthcare providers and state and local health departments."

We will continue to evaluate and communicate other actions to limit impacts to our employees and customers. We will also keep the lines of communication open as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop.

Be Safe!

Bill Kerfin

CEO - Premier Forge Group