May 7, 2020 update
While many US states are making progress in “getting back to work”, the global industrial supply chain, including that in the United States, is becoming increasingly stressed. Many suppliers have exhausted inventories, and a range of disparate government institutions and regulations have impaired industrial companies’ ability to manufacture. Because of this, SENS is experiencing some unpredictable interruptions in component supply that are causing delays in shipping some orders and making it difficult to pin down exact shipment commitment dates for some products. SENS is working hard to minimize the effects felt by our customers. However, in many cases, there is little we can do because the delays are the result of both action and inaction at multiple levels of government, usually with little or no notice. We will continue to work hard to provide you with product and information in as timely a manner as possible. Please continue to monitor our web site for updates and the most current information. Should you have any question contact your SENS representative with any questions or to get the latest status on your order.
April 13, 2020 update
SENS continues to be fully operational. Our employees remain healthy with no confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19. Potential supply chain issues appear to be easing, and we expect little or no interruption of deliveries.
April 7, 2020 update
No material changes from the April 1 update. All departments are fully operational, though there may be modest delays in contacting personnel working remotely. We continue to have no confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19. All employees traveling to and from the plant have documentation identifying them as working at an essential business supporting critical infrastructure.
April 1, 2020 update
SENS continues to operate effectively in all departments. We have additional production capacity this week as some production employees returned from vacation and precautionary sick leave. Parts supply and transportation remains good, though we anticipate possible delays in parts received from Mexico as that country escalates working restrictions. All employees who can are working remotely. No confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 at this time.
Please note that the contact forms on our website are a good way to reliably connect with sales, customer service, or order administration.
March 27, 2020 update
As of March 26, all of Colorado is under a stay-at-home order with the exception of essential businesses, of which SENS is one. We remain open. We are working closely with our supply chain to ensure continuity of parts. Our suppliers remain open and responsive, and we currently have no supply issues. Ground transportation is operating normally.
Specific to our operation:
- Order administration is fully staffed and functioning normally.
- Sales staff are all working, though response times are slower than normal due to all-remote operations and high volume of questions.
- Production is operational, but at reduced capacity. Out of an abundance of caution, a third of the production staff is out. None has tested positive for COVID-19. We expect an increase in staff mid next week as some staff return from sick leave, guided by CDC documents, after time away.
- After-sale support is fully staffed but responding more slowly than normal because all team members are working from homes and coming to the plant only as necessary to ship parts or perform repairs.
- Engineering, accounting and other functions are operational and working from home.
March 23, 2020 update
On March 22 Colorado Governor Jared Polis issued Executive Order D 2020 013 directing Colorado employers to take certain actions to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The primary directive is that at least 50% of employees work at home or if that is not possible, work staggered hours to reduce the proximity of employees during work hours. SENS is already in compliance with this order: More than 50% of our employees are already working from home, we are already staggering shifts and all employees are working at least six feet apart from one another.
Given that SENS products are essential to critical infrastructure such as power generation and distribution, water & wastewater treatment, and transportation, our intent is continue production to support our customers to the extent possible without jeopardizing the health of our employees and the public health in general.
SENS is open for business and is manufacturing normally.
As of Tuesday, March 17 SENS remains open for business, with normal transactions in all parts of the business still taking place.
We have implemented recommended countermeasures against disease transmission, including:
- Work from home for all staff except those requiring factory resources and materials
- For essential manufacturing and admin staff, social distancing, much more frequent cleaning, use of nitrile gloves where tools can’t reliably be cleaned
- Enforcing that any factory-essential staff not feeling fully healthy to stay home
- Suspending travel
- Suspending vendor and other facility visits to all but essential people
SENS intends to remain open and transacting business as long as our employees remain asymptomatic or unless advised to shut down by government authorities.