COVID-19 Update at Laclede Chain

March 24, 2020

The manufacturing industry is no stranger to disruption, and the COVID-19 virus is sending shockwaves through our entire economy. We care about businesses like yours and we understand that you play an important role in keeping the world moving forward during this difficult time. We’ve been fielding a lot of questions from our customers over the past few days about how the virus is impacting operations here at Laclede Chain. 


Although many businesses have been forced to close during this pandemic, all Laclede Chain Manufacturing locations will remain open to serve the needs of all our customers. Since we service essential industries such as infrastructure, transportation, and agriculture, we can continue to operate with some changes in our daily operations.


To assist in accomplishing our duties as safely as possible, we’ve implemented several precautionary steps to keep our workforce safe. All employees have been educated on our illness exposure plan.  Our plants have implemented social distancing and members of our sales department are working remotely. All Laclede Chain team members are working hard to get your orders out the door as safely as possible.


Here are the current action steps we have taken for COVID-19:


  • – Stocking all facilities with hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes and providing additional training for employees on more stringent cleaning protocols
  • – Educating our team members on symptoms to watch out for and requiring employees to self-report and self-isolate if they are showing signs of any illness
  • – Placing a temporary moratorium on all non-essential travel and eliminating travel to high-risk areas
  • – Encouraging our support team members to work from home in order to practice effective social distancing


We will continue to monitor the situation daily and we will update our plan accordingly as the CDC and local governments provide additional recommendations. If any adjustments become necessary, we will be sure to make updates right away. 


We know that Laclede Chain is an integral part of your supply chain and making sure you receive product is a top priority for us. The speed of how quickly things are changing is unprecedented, and if something does alter in our status, we will update you immediately.


Thank you for your continued partnership and trust in Laclede Chain. If you are a current customer with further questions or concerns, please reach out to your account manager or customer service representative.