H&V: Committed to doing our part to fight COVID-19
As a global manufacturer of advanced materials for filtration and battery separator materials, H&V provides products that are critical to responding to the COVID-19 (the coronavirus) emergency.
H&V is at the front end of the supply chain for several critical healthcare related materials, including filtration media for N95 respirators, ventilator filtration media, materials used in the production of medical gowns & surgical hoods, and consumables for COVID-19 test systems. H&V also supplies our products into other air filtration applications in medical, industrial, residential and transportation settings. Our battery separator materials are being used in batteries which support life-critical medical equipment and first responder vehicles, as well as emergency backup power for telecommunications, hospitals and data center infrastructure. This power is critical for hospitals, governments, and financial institutions.
As an essential business, our intent is to continue to supply our customer base, and through them, the many important first responders, healthcare workers, and institutions who rely on their products. Many governments are issuing orders relating to the operation of essential and non-essential businesses, and H&V is complying with all orders from these officials.
Safety is Our First Priority
In ordinary – and extraordinary – times, H&V’s first Guiding Principle remains the same: Work safely and look out for each other.
The safety of our employees and the communities in which they work is the highest priority for H&V. Because we are a global company, we feel a deep responsibility to respond as best as we can to the global threat of COVID-19.
H&V is following CDC guidance in order to slow the spread of the virus. We have instituted enhanced, continuous disinfecting procedures in our facilities, and we are instructing our employees on best practices for limiting the spread, in keeping with CDC guidance. We also evaluate the situation at each of our manufacturing facilities on a daily basis and respond accordingly.
All office-based employees are working from home, and site visitation has been restricted to those whose presence is essential to our work. We have also instituted strict business-related travel restrictions and return-to-work protocols for all employees who are returning from any illness or travel.
We encourage existing customers to work with their normal H&V sales and distribution representatives to source filtration media, and we ask prospective customers to introduce themselves through H&V’s normal sales channels.
I would like to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to our employees, customers and suppliers as we work together in the effort to provide products needed to support the response to the COVID-19 emergency. As there is more information that may be helpful to you, I will update this message.
President & Chief Executive Officer
For customer inquiries about filter media for face masks, ventilators or surgical hood & gown materials, please fill out the form on our Contact Us page.