In connection with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Illinois and many other states have issued orders requiring the closure of non-essential businesses.

Simmons Knife & Saw, LLC is a manufacturer of industrial saw blades located in Glendale Heights, Illinois.  Simmons supplies key industries such as agriculture, food processing and medical equipment.  For these reasons, Simmons clearly meets the criteria for “Essential Business” and is remaining open during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Other key points that may be of interest to you:

  • Simmons currently operates on 3-shifts. Our workforce is extremely cross-trained so that we can move employees to the area of need as well as provide the necessary coverage should employee(s) miss work.
  • We have a plan in place should an employee of ours become infected with the COVID-19 virus. Depending on the circumstance, we may or may not shutdown operations.  If the situation is severe enough to warrant a facility shutdown, our plan calls for no more than a 48-hour shutdown.  Immediately following this disruption, Simmons will be back at full capacity.
  • Should anything change with our situation, we will immediately notify customers and suppliers.

 During these trying and uncertain times, Simmons would like to wish you the best.  We are confident that we will emerge from this stronger than ever.


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