COVID-19 UPDATES

This page has been set up to keep our employees and customers informed of company-wide information regarding COVID-19, including shutdown and return to work information.

As of May 11, 2020, Metal Standard Corp. has resumed normal business activities, in accordance with Governor Whitmer's Executive Order No. 2020-70.

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UPDATES

RETURN TO WORK NOTICE:

May 6, 2020

 

Dear Metal Standard Employee:

 

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued Executive Order No. 2020-70 (the "Order"). Effective at 12:01 AM on May 7, 2020. Section 10(i) of the Order permits businesses to perform activities (while implementing the precautionary requirements referenced in the Order) that are necessary to the manufacture of goods that support workplace modifications to forestall the spread of COVID-19 infections. Metal Standard has received notifications for our end customers we contract manufacture for that their lines of business are appropriately categorized as permitted "resumed activities" under this Executive Order.

 

We have been requested by our end customers that as of May 7, we increase and resume production support and are requiring you to return to work on Monday, May 11th at 5 AM. Hours of operation will be Monday-Thursday 5 AM to 3 PM with overtime running on Fridays.

 

Should you have any questions concerning this letter, please contact me at 616-396-6356, or 616-218-0697.

 

Sincerely,

 

Joe Malis

 

(click here to download this letter)

 

 

 

 

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April 24, 2020

Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer has extended the Stay Home Stay Safe order until May 15, 2020.  Due to this, we are currently expecting everyone to fully return to work on May 18, 2020.

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April 24, 2020

MSC Update

First of I all would like to thank all the employees that we have asked to come into work; we appreciate your commitment to Metal Standard. We could not have met our customers’ needs without your efforts.

I would like to give everyone an update of what has been happening at Metal Standard during the mandated government shut down.  We have implemented several procedures to ensure everyone’s safety at Metal Standard.  You will be required to enter the building through the Production Office where your temperature will be taken and recorded at the arrival and the end of your shift.  We are practicing the 6 foot social distancing rule by staggering break and lunches and rearranging some of the work cells.  We are providing masks and have been implementing daily cleaning procedures.

 

The work we are doing is only for essential customers and they have provided us with letters stating that we are an essential supplier to them.  The letters are posted in the lunch room if you would like to review them.

 

Demand for product is increasing and we are in need of everyone returning to work to meet our customer’s needs.  We are going to be switching to a 4 day 8 hour per day work week with Friday’s off.  In order for us to be effective, and put a schedule together we would need a commitment from you on which days and for how long you would be able to work during the mandated government shut down.

 

Please respond to this email by Monday 4/27 and let us know if you are able to help us meet our customers’ needs.

 

Thanks,

 

Joe

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April 10, 2020

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has extended the Stay Home Stay Safe order.  Due to this, we are now expecting everyone to return to work on May 4, 2020.

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April 7, 2020

For all employees and customers, Metal Standard will not re-open on April 14, 2020 as we previously hoped. PLEASE REMEMBER DO NOT FILE FOR BENEFITS UNTIL DIRECTED TO DO SO BY METAL STANDARD.

 

If you are a customer requiring essential services, please contact us through your normal company contact, or the email address info@metalstandard.com.  Please check this page daily for further information.

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April 3, 2020

After trying for  2 days to get a hold of the unemployment office, I was finally successful in getting the answers on how you need to handle returning any funds you received from them.

  1. Send a check or money order for the amount you received and include the following information:
    Include your MIN#
    Send to this address:

 

State of Michigan Restitution

​Dept   #771760

PO Box 77000

Detroit MI  48277-1760

  2. If you received a debit card from them, they suggest you hang onto it in case you have to apply for benefits in the future but you still need to send a check or money order to them for the amount on the card.

DO NOT  go online or call in to certify and this will stop your benefits and you should no longer receive any payment.

 

I know that you were told to file for benefits and now this is a hassle to return the funds  but remember if you do not return the funds more than likely once we return to normal;  a garnishment could be issued to withhold the amount from your future paychecks.

PLEASE REMEMBER DO NOT FILE FOR BENEFITS UNTIL DIRECTED TO DO SO BY METAL STANDARD.

Thanks and stay healthy!

Beth Lundquist

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March 30, 2020

Metal Standard Corp. is going to continue to pay everyone weekly for a standard 40 hours of wages.  PLEASE DO NOT FILE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT until your are instructed to do so.  Beth is working on finding out what to do about those of you that already filed.

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March 29, 2020

All employees - the payroll for the week March 29 - April 4, 2020 will be payed at 40 hrs and 100% of your pay rate. Do not apply for unemployment benefits for that week. There will be more info to come tomorrow.

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March 23, 2020:

Governer Whitmer has announced a "stay-at-home" order today. Metal Standard Corp. is currently obiding by this order and is shutting down as of the end of the shift today - March 23, 2020. This order currently is in effect for 3 weeks - with employees returning to work April 14, 2020. If we are required to produce product for essential services (such as medical carts, etc.), we will contact the necessary employees to report to work to make them.  We will announce more here as we know it.

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In accordance with Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s executive order, we are closing business operations effective March 24, 2020.  We apologize for any inconvenience this causes in your business operations, but we ask for your understanding and support as we take what we believe to be the best course of action in these circumstances.

We will continue to monitor conditions and re-assess if it is safe to re-open some or all of our operations, consistent with local, state, and federal guidelines.