At the start of this article, there are over 1 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, over 12,000 confirmed cases in Canada. By the time you finish reading this article there will be thousands more confirmed cases and if current trends continue, there will be more than 2 million confirmed cases worldwide by this time next week. Handlers is “handling” the COVID-19 crisis by ensuring our business maintains the highest levels of cleanliness and the ability to respond quickly to our customers.
As a supplier of critical agriculture equipment, we are in a unique position to support farmers as they maintain crucial supplies of food. In addition, our construction equipment is constantly being used to maintain important infrastructure, build new housing and mineral extraction. It is important that we as a country maintain some parts of our economy while others have no choice but to shut down and wait out the spread of infection.
Our equipment yard will stay open for business, that includes our service shop and container loading facilities. Our office is under strict social distancing measures, that includes a regular cleaning schedule of high touch areas such as door handles, light switches, counters, etc. We do this to maintain the highest levels of safety possible for our staff and for customers who need to enter our facility.
At Handlers we take the responsibility to our customers and staff very seriously, which is why all staff are under strict orders to stay home under quarantine if they exhibit any symptoms of the virus. Thankfully we have not yet had to implement this measure, but we check in with all personnel entering or leaving our facility to ensure we do not continue the spread.
To maintain social distancing guidelines, we do encourage our customers to use the phone or email whenever possible to avoid physical interactions, unless necessary. We are able to answer all of your questions and facilitate an entire sale remotely.
Handlers is “handling” the COVID-19 crisis the same way we have handled every crisis, economic downturn or worldwide calamity we have seen since inception in 1991. Unmatched customer service with the ability to quickly react to changing equipment trends. We encourage you to contact us today as we remain open to support all local agriculture and construction businesses.