Mohawk Mfg. & Supply Co. will remain open and fully operational during the period of Shelter-In-Place in Illinois as ordered by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
Gov. Pritzker ordered all non-essential businesses to close and for residents to remain home unless they work for an essential business or field. Essential businesses are "encouraged" to stay open, accoding to Gov. Pritzker. Mohawk is a business that "sells, manufactures, or supplies other essential businesses and operations with the support or materials necessary to operate." As mass transit and transportation is considered essential, Mohawk will remain open with staff working both from home and from our Niles headquarters.
"We pride ourselves on prioritizing our team’s well-being," said company president John W. Brown. "We have asked our employees to faithfully follow recommendations and directives provided by the CDC, WHO, the State of Illinois Department of Health, and local, state, and federal governments as well as their own doctors. Our staff has been healthy, but we cannot predict the severity of this pandemic, nor can we predict what measures local, state, or federal governmental authorities institute. If we are eventually forced to temporarily close, many employees are equipped to work remotely, allowing us to answer phones and respond to requests for quote and other inquiries. We will be in position to start shipping immediately as soon as any such ban be lifted.
"The magnitude of the pandemic exceeds anything we’ve ever experienced. However, Mohawk will follow all directives and recommendations, keep our employees’ health as our top priority, and maintain as normal an operation as possible so that we can provide our customers the service they expect."