Date: March 24, 2020
To: All Lacks Enterprises, Inc. Employees
Re: Mandatory Shutdown Communication
Lacks Enterprises’ plants will continue operations through Friday, March 27, 2020, to support essential customer production and to action a safe and orderly shutdown of our facilities in compliance with the State of Michigan Executive Order No. 2020-21.
Lacks Enterprises, Inc. will be closed on March 30, 2020 through April 13, 2020. During this time, we will retain limited on-call capacities to support supply chain needs deemed essential. Your manager will notify you before March 27, 2020, if we will need you at Lacks facilities at some point during this shutdown period. All other employees should not report to work during this period of time.
Our management team has designated that Lacks Enterprises will be paying all employees during this government mandated shutdown period. ALL OF THESE DOLLARS ARE COMING DIRECTLY FROM LACKS ENTERPRISES CORPORATION; WE HAVE RECEIVED ZERO FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM ANY GOVERNMENT AGENCY.
– 40-hour straight time paychecks for current hourly employees for the weeks of March 30, 2020 and April 6, 2020.
– Continuation of pay for salaried employees.
Lacks Enterprises, Inc. is proud to be your employer of choice and by extending pay now, hopes to minimize the financial disruption and uncertainty this pandemic may be causing you.
We plan to restart normal production on first shift Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Facilities will be open and all hourly and salary employees should resume work schedules. As an “essential”/critical supplier to the automotive industry, changes occur quickly in our customers’ requirements, which could require a change in our plans. Please monitor our Facebook Page, local news channel closure resources (both televised and online), and our information hotline 616-554-7858, to identify any changes to this work plan.
We thank you for your patience and commitment during this unique crisis.
Executive Director of Human Resources