Alumasc, the Kettering-headquartered building products, systems and solutions group, is closing two of its sites in response to the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
In a statement the firm said: “The Board’s priority is to safeguard the welfare of our workforce, customers and suppliers and the Group is following Government guidelines on operating safely in these conditions.”
The company is temporarily closing its Burton Latimer and Halstead sites (AWMS and Wade), as part of wider cost saving measures. This follows further construction customers closing their sites, and is currently anticipated to last for a three-week period, with planned re-opening on 22 April and 23 April. The Gatic covers, Rainclear and Building Envelope businesses remain open and operating as normal to reflect demand.
Alumasc said that the majority of employees at its closed locations are being furloughed under the Government COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme, providing immediate cost saving benefits and that it is in the process of implementing additional cash preservation measures.