Columbus COVID-19

March 23rd, 2020 9:30 am

As most of you are likely aware, the Ohio Governor’s “Stay at Home” order goes into effect at 11:59 PM Monday night, March 23rd, 2020. Many other states are also issuing orders requiring the closure of business that are not “critical enterprises” or that do not support “critical infrastructure”.

We will be updating the status of the plant on the Core Molding website daily. Please go to: http://www.coremt.com/columbus-covid-19/ to check the status of the Columbus plant.

However, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) has designated transportation equipment manufacturing to be part of the nation’s Critical Manufacturing Sector. See https://www.cisa.gov/critical-manufacturing-sector. On March 19, 2020, DHS issued a “Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce during COVID-19 Response”, in which it again identified transportation equipment manufacturing as part of the critical infrastructure.

The major OEM’s that Core supplies fall into the transportation equipment manufacturing category, therefore we will also fall into this category. 

The trucks our customers produce are vital to supporting the country’s increasingly stressed supply chain, delivering lifesaving and life-sustaining medicine, food, and other essential items to hospitals, first responders, and the public. They also provide vehicles to the military, agriculture, and construction industries, which are critical to essential transportation needs. 

It is critical that we continue to operate to produce the crucial components our customers need to continue to produce trucks to the market.

All operations, at all sites, will run as planned, but may have Temporary Lack of Work opportunities by Department.

Since the safety and wellbeing of our employees is still our top priority, for those coming into the plant, we will continue to take all employee’s temperatures to validate no concerns. Also, please only travel throughout the plant or offices to areas necessary for work. Do not gather in break areas or coffee areas. All other safety precautions and updates, listed below, are still in effect.

Please see the additional information below: 

  • There are no confirmed cases of COVID19 in any Core facility at this time. We are constantly monitoring this.
  • Please continue to stay 3-6 feet away from each other while sitting/standing/eating at your work areas or in the break areas. 
  • Continue to follow the guideline that if you feel sick, stay at home. If you get sick at work, notify your supervisor immediately.
  • Our leaders have been instructed to err on the side of caution when evaluating the potential sickness of an employee. Please understand we are trying to help ensure the health and wellbeing of all our employees by removing potential threats of spreading sickness.
  • Please continue to use the Core provided hand sanitizer, wipes, soap, etc. but please be considerate and not wasteful as these materials are becoming more and more difficult to replenish.
  • At all sites we have additional cleaning protocols in place and are frequently cleaning surfaces, turnstiles, door knobs and common areas.

Should you have any questions or concerns, or foresee any issues, please contact your leader.

Thank you for your continued support during these difficult times.


March 22nd, 2020 5:45 pm

We are aware of the Governor’s “Stay at Home” order, which takes effect at midnight on Monday night.

 Based upon the order, All Monday shifts are mandatory.

 10 pm Sunday

 6 am. Monday

 2 pm Monday 

 We will continue update to the website as information becomes available. 

Supplier Navistar Letter – COVID19

Message from Daimler Truck North America President and CEO


March 20th, 2020 4:45 pm

This page will be updated as new information becomes available to the Columbus Plant Team.

Thank you to all employees for their diligence in keeping each other safe. 

We will continue to supply hand sanitizer and check the temperatures of all people who enter our facility.

Likewise, we will continue to monitor all governmental agencies suggestions and requirements and take appropriate actions to comply. 

We do not have any plans to reduce our employment the week of 3/24. 

Currently, we have (4) customers that have ceased operations temporarily.

  • Elring-Klinger
  • Kautex
  • Volvo (Will receive product week of 3/24)
  • Yamaha

Our other customers have conveyed that they do not have any future plans to stop production.

The situation is fluid and can change with little notice.

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