April 17th, 2020
As a safety products company, we’re working to protect everyone — especially employees.
Kappler is in the business of protecting people — it is our job and our passion.
We feel fortunate to be working to produce critically-needed safety products, and we are serious about taking every precaution to protect employees from the coronavirus.
Even with our best efforts, Kappler has had an employee test positive for COVID-19. That employee has not been at work since experiencing symptoms.
When that test was confirmed, we immediately shut down our entire manufacturing operation temporarily to further strengthen our safety protocols.
In addition to making masks mandatory, employees are being required to have a nurse-conducted temperature check and health screening before starting work. We are also following all OSHA guidelines and distancing protocols, sanitizing programs are in place, and other measures are being taken to minimize risk. With these measures in place, Kappler is scheduled to reopen April 20.
This is a reminder for everyone to be diligent everywhere — the grocery store, gas station, even at home. Please consider this a public service message from someone in the business.
Kappler is committed to supporting the critical need for our products by healthcare workers and responders. We are humbled by and appreciative of our employees’ commitment and positive attitude that allows us to provide these essential safety products. At Kappler we are truly a family and proud to be working together through this unprecedented challenge.
Kappler garments are made with American pride in Alabama where the accent is always on quality.