During these times your network and the knowledge they may offer can be invaluable. We will be posting information and resources that are directly related to our industry that may help members.
CPA is here to offer support to the entire contract packaging and manufacturing industry. If you have information to offer please send it to us at [email protected] and we will post it for others to share.
As always, we are here to help.
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, recently put together a COVID-19 Resource page that features poignant resources for the packaging industry-at-large.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.
PCPC Hand Sanitizer Ingredient Connection Program:
The Hand Sanitizer Ingredient Connection is designed to help connect buyers and sellers of hand sanitizer ingredients and packaging components. Hand sanitizer has become a critical tool in our collective response to COVID-19, but manufacturers are continuing to experience difficulties accessing necessary ingredients. The Connection program is intended to facilitate manufacturing and marketing of hand sanitizers in the United States by connecting buyers and sellers of hand sanitizer materials with one another.
PCPC is offering this as a public service and there are no fees. You can register for an account and begin searching now.
The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division issued its first guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The new leave requirements will go into effect April 1, 2020. Please click below to see the guidance that has been released by DOL:
CPA has been contacted by a few sources of PPE supply. We are not endorsing these suppliers but we are making this information available to our members. Please feel free to contact them directly.
Prent is a plastic thermoforming company that designs and produces custom packaging for the medical and electronics industries. They have an entire production line dedicated to making face shields. https://www.prent.com/. Contact them at [email protected].
Panacea Life Sciences
Face masks, Sanitizer and Gowns. Located in Golden, Colorado, Panacea Life Sciences occupies a former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) laboratory that has been retrofitted to meet Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) requirements. Panacea is a woman-owned business. They are addressing the pressing need for critical medical supplies around the country by leveraging strategic sourcing, inventory management, manufacturing, and testing of products capabilities. Quality control – which will be critical for sourcing these supplies – is at the core of their business Panacea Life. Please contact Mike Kennedy at [email protected].
Shotwell, specializes in performance monitoring and chemical management services, including water-soluble toll blending, chemical selection, and verification. Their facility is ISO9001:2015 certified in Midland, Texas. They are offering Bulk Hand Sanitizer and are looking for long term partnerships with other US based companies.They ship in bulk 330 Gallon Totes, Shotwell will be in the HI&I business long term, and their plant is FDA Registered.
YASKAWA has been reaching out to customers, suppliers and peers to offer assistance for any type of essential manufactured product which helps fight the rapid expansion of the COVID-19 pandemic. Understanding that the Contract Manufacturers & Co-Packagers are literally on the front line of the supply chain, YASKAWA is committed to supporting your efforts in any way possible.
Do you need help with current demand? Can accept work during the situation? Can you offer help to other Co-Manufacturers and Co-Packagers? Let us hear about to share. Let us post it here.
You may be new to working from home, and wondering how to be most efficient and effective, and also not get lonely. These are real concerns. For those just jumping into the remote game, here are some good tips from the Today Show.
How will COVID-19 affect growth of online grocery? What retailers can do to improve the experience
The SARS epidemic created a big and lasting increase in eGrocery in China. Today the US system is so different that it’s impossible to make a direct comparison, but the corona virus will almost certainly cause many consumers to try online grocery in the coming months.
Engaging Employees Through Times of Crisis By Lisa Ryan CSP
The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly changed business – for now and in many cases, for good. Employees who have never worked from home are now finding themselves on their own, trying to focus on their work, dealing with lots of distractions – kids, pets, and homelife temptations ranging from Netflix to laundry.
OSHA has produced this website to provide information for workers and employers about the evolving coronavirus pandemic. The information includes links to interim guidance and other resources for preventing exposures to, and infection with, the novel coronavirus—officially named SARS-CoV-2, which causes the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).