While governments and scientists in the US work to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on our country by implementing severe isolation and quarantine measures, school shutdowns and the most restrictive stay at home orders in history to curb the spread, Micropac and its employees continue to operate tirelessly and tenaciously. Operations, engineering, and customer support teams continue to produce and ship essential microelectronics and optoelectronics that customers and our nation depend.
Reducing Workers’ Risk of Exposure to COVID-19
Nothing is more important than the safety and health of our employees, customers, and suppliers. As a Critical Manufacturing Business, production must continue. As a response, we have implemented onsite facility cleanings, social distancing measures, and the use of gloves and masks as tools to reduce potential exposure to employees. Micropac has also instituted shift changes, repositioning workstations, flexible work hours, and bringing in lunches, all to remain productive while maintaining morale.
Adapting and Overcoming Challenges
In addition, Micropac continues to leverage and expand the uses of technology to accomplish virtual customer interaction on source inspections, QCIs, and other customer touchless opportunities. This has allowed us to transition over 30% of our workforce to working remotely to maximize the social distancing in our facilities. Micropac will continue to provide necessary resources to our teams to ensure that they meet customer requirements and needs without jeopardizing the safety of those involved.
In these challenging times, it is essential to remember that we are part of a community. As some of our friends and neighbors are struggling, we need to look out for one another. Micropac collected food and money and donated to the Good Samaritans of Garland, a local food bank. Personal Protection Equipment was also provided for the staff and volunteers of the Food Bank.
We are so appreciative of the Good Samaritans of Garland, for over 37 years of service to the cities of Garland, Rowlett, and Sachse. For more information on "Good Sam," to Donate, or seek assistance, please visit http://www.goodsamofgarland.org/