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The growing COVID-19 pandemic continues to impose a huge threat to the nation. It has hit SE Michigan especially hard. Several members of the 1DC family have been stricken by the virus. We monitor their condition daily and they are constantly in our prayers. None of us are immune. Currently, we have 5 confirmed cases at Detroit Chassis affecting the following areas: C2, Quality Department, Vision Center, Rolls Test, Sub Assembly, and the administrative offices.

We must all exercise extreme vigilance to protect ourselves and each other from this dangerous menace and we can. Maintain safe Social Distancing, wear a mask, wash our hands and sanitize frequently…these are all things the experts say will lower our risks dramatically. Everyone who enters the facility is required to have temperature monitored, wear the required PPE, (Gloves & Mask). Remember that while weather is warm and sunny, we should all continue to practice Social Distancing of 6 feet at all times.

There will be 400 face shields delivered to the plant next week provided by Ford Motor Company to aid in social distancing. 

All Bathrooms, break areas, common areas and touch points are cleaned and sanitized daily Safety Station at main employee’s entrance.

Work Schedule

During the weeks of April 6th & 13th, we will have a limited number of our Associates onsite to complete a few high priority projects for the sustainability of our organization in this unprecedented time. Tim Young and Mike Shashlo send their appreciation to all of you that volunteered for the critical infrastructure team. Tentatively, May 4, 2020 will be our first day back for full production for DCP and DCA. This date is still fluid and we will update you if there are changes.

Federal CARES Act

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act is a part of the president’s stimulus package and provides unemployment compensation for those laid-off, due to the effects of the Coronavirus. It also includes an additional $600/week that will be paid to claimants in UI payments.

Social Support Information

Assistance for Single Mothers and State Benefits see information at the link below:

Projects Updates

Thus far, this week the team has managed to process nearly 30% of the 1,107 units on-site. Customers began receiving shipments Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The Tooling and Facilities team is working to ensure all critical to run equipment is functional and ready for production to begin in early May. The Operations and Engineering teams are working on standardization of
the long and short process decks to ensure accuracy and alignment.

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