Dear Valued Customer and Vendor Partners,

As we promised in our last communication regarding the challenges that we are all facing with respect to the Covid-19 virus, we were notified yesterday that effective March 23 rd the states of Connecticut and New York have issued “shelter in place” orders which require all non-essential businesses in each state to close.

However, based on the business listing released by the State of New York (below) and soon to be released by Connecticut, we are listed as an “essential” service provider, due to our role as a critical supplier of material to our power and energy, manufacturing, construction, pharmaceutical and defense based customers. With the safety of our employees and our customers always being our first priority , we have made the decision that all of our facilities will remain open to support and serve our customers, our region, and our country during this difficult time. 

Please call your sales representative or email if your company has protocols that we have to meet to make deliveries. As we want to do everything in our power to help combat the spread of this virus while also keeping our customers supplied.

Vendors, we will be open to receive shipments. Please let us know if your shipments will remain on schedule or if there will be any interruption to supply.
For Reference:
Empire State Development Corporation (ESD) issued guidance for determining which businesses are essential and not subject to the 75 percent workforce reduction requirements. Specifically, for purposes of Executive Order 202.6, essential businesses include:

5. Essential services
•            Trash and recycling collection, processing, and disposal
•            Mail and shipping services
•            Laundromats and dry cleaners
•            Building cleaning and maintenance
•            Child care services
•            Auto repair
•             Warehouse distribution and fulfillment
•            Funeral homes, crematoriums, and cemeteries
•            Storage for essential businesses

If anything should change, we will advise you immediately.

Everyone, be safe and well, and let’s all get through this challenge, TOGETHER!


Paul Andruszkiewicz
The Collins Companies