April 3, 2020. The Jel Sert Company has made the difficult decision to temporarily close the manufacturing portion of the West Chicago, Illinois, facility, effective at the close of business on April 3, 2020. We are planning to re-open all or a portion of the manufacturing facility on or around April 13, 2020. During this time, the corporate office team will continue to work from home, and all distribution centers will remain open to service the needs of our customers.
We felt that this was a crucial precautionary measure due to the continued community spread of COVID-19 cases in DuPage County and the self-quarantining of some of the Jel Sert staff. Our team has been working around the clock to take all precautions necessary to keep our employees safe during the coronavirus pandemic.
We care deeply about our commitment to servicing our customers and are exploring every available option to return to full production as quickly and as safely as possible.