News & Announcements

POSTED March 23, 2020

Farwest COVID-19 Announcement for California

Valued Farwest Steel California Customers,
As you know, California Governor Newsom issued an executive order on March 19, 2020 for all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of the federal critical infrastructure sectors as outlined at www.cisa.gov/identifying-critical-infrastructure-during-covid-19. The executive order goes into effect on March 20, 2020. There are 16 critical infrastructure sectors including chemical, commercial facilities, communications, critical manufacturing, dams, defense industrial base, emergency services, energy, financial services, food and agriculture, government facilities, healthcare and public health, information technology, nuclear reactors/materials/waste, transportation, and water/wastewater.
Farwest Steel takes the Governor’s executive order seriously and will reduce our California operations to sustain supply only to customers permitted to operate in the critical infrastructure sectors. All non-essential employees will be sent home to observe the shelter in place requirements. Reduced Farwest Steel operations will continue to abide by CDC and state recommended protocols designed to minimize the transmission of COVID-19.
If you are a California company permitted to operate in one of the 16 critical infrastructure sectors during the COVID-19 shelter in place mandate, then Farwest Steel will support your supply request to the best of our ability. If you are a California company that is not permitted to operate during the shelter in place mandate, then Farwest Steel will not be able to process your order until the mandate is lifted. Farwest Steel will be asking each customer requesting supply if they are permitted to operate during the shelter in place mandate and we will supply the consolidated customer list to California government officials if requested.
For any customers outside the state of California that relies on Farwest Steel California operations and are not in a critical manufacturing sector, we have contingency plans in place to provide steel supply from other Farwest Steel locations in Oregon, Idaho, and Washington.
Safe Regards,
Farwest Steel