Yesterday, March 22, 2020, Amy Acton, MD, MPH, Director of the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) issued a Director’s Stay at Home Order. The Stay at Home Order requires that all individuals currently living within the State of Ohio are ordered to stay at home or at their place of residence except as allowed in the Stay at Home Order. It goes into effect at 11:59 pm on Monday, March 23, 2020.
The Stay at Home Order further provides that persons may leave their homes or place of residence only for Essential Activities, Essential Governmental Functions, or to participate in Essential Businesses and Operations or Minimum Basic Operations, all as defined in the Stay at Home Order.
SSP clearly meets the definition of Essential Businesses and Operations. This designation provides for our facility to remain open and to conduct business in the state of Ohio while the current Stay at Home Order is in place.
The safety of SSP employees and their families is still our highest priority. SSP had already implemented the proactive measures cited in the Order of designating six-foot social distancing, washing hands with soap and water for at least twenty seconds, having hand sanitizer and sanitizing products readily available, regularly cleaning high-touch surfaces, not shaking hands and covering coughs or sneezes (into the sleeve or elbow, not hands). We will continue to monitor updates from public health officials, and continuously make improvements as we work together to stop the spread of this virus.
We take pride in being able to support you and our nation as we all strive to provide the products and services necessary to see us through this current situation. Our goal is to achieve as little disruption as possible and keep you, our valued customers, up and running.
President, CEO, and Owner SSP
Please click here for a downloadable letter which should assist you in your travels to and from work for the foreseeable future, during the Ohio Stay-at-Home Order. Stay Safe and Healthy Everyone!
We have been closely monitoring ongoing developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are actively taking steps to ensure the safety of SSP employees, their families, and our local community. We have increased cleaning, cancelled travel, cancelled meetings, and restricted access to our facility. Despite this situation, we also understand the importance of meeting delivery commitments to our customers.
In an effort to do our part in stopping the spread of COVID-19, SSP's facility is operating with limited onsite personnel. All other SSP employees will work remotely to ensure our business continues to operate smoothly with minimal impact to our customers. This policy is in effect indefinitely as we monitor updates from the CDC and adhere to their recommendations.
At this time, you should not expect to see any negative repercussions on orders you currently have in-house at SSP or orders you are planning to send in the coming weeks. We have proactively contacted our critical supply partners to confirm that there should be no changes in our ability to provide the highest quality product quickly and efficiently. SSP employees are prepared to be responsive to emails and phone calls as usual thanks to our information technology resources.
We will continue to monitor the situation and communicate with you if there are updates or events that may impact our services. Please click here for important information about COVID-19 and what you can do to help. You may also contact us here if you have specific questions.
Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this serious disease.
President, CEO, and Owner of SSP
Excellence doesn't come easy. It's a challenge to achieve, and it's an even bigger challenge to maintain.
IndustryWeek know this to be true. Over the years their editors have been in hundreds of North American manufacturing facilities. They have watched and heard and learned about good manufacturing companies that are building workforces of hard-working employees, growing their competitiveness, learning from their mistakes and trying to do things right.
Manufacturing facilities are doing even more. These manufacturers are delivering truly exceptional performances. They are creating rich, rewarding work environments internally and nurturing partnerships up and down the supply chain. They have embraced technologies that help them grow but never forget that people make the difference. These manufacturing plants know they must be better tomorrow than they are today, and never aim for less. These manufacturers recognize that excellence doesn't come easy.
These facilities are truly exceptional performers.
IndustryWeek's annual quest to find and highlight these exceptional performers has concluded. We are pleased and honored to be announced the 2019 IndustryWeek Best Plants Awards winners. They are:
All Metals Fabricating
Polamer Precision Inc.
New Britain, Conn.
SSP Fittings Corp.
These exceptional manufacturing facilities represent the 30th class of IndustryWeek Best Plants winners.
"IndustryWeek Best Plants winners represent the pinnacle of manufacturing excellence by combining lean principles, modern technology and teams empowered to make critical process improvements, these plants are able to achieve world-class results," says Travis Hessman, IndustryWeek editor-in-chief. "This 30th class of winners is no different. Together, they present a new standard in operational excellence, offering a new set of best practices that can help achieve higher quality and greater productivity for the entire manufacturing industry."
The IndustryWeek Best Plants Awards program started in 1990 to discover, showcase and share exceptional manufacturing performers and performances. It is an annual competition that seeks comprehensive excellence across multiple fronts, from leadership, teamwork, and quality, to safety and plant-floor production. The 2019 winners demonstrate excellence in all of these areas. Moreover, they don't mistake excellence for perfection. Continuous improvement is built into their very makeup.
IndustryWeek will tell the stories of the 2019 IW Best Plants winners in the March/April print publication, and will post the articles of each individual manufacturing plant online beginning the week of March 1.
SSP is recognised for demonstrating traits that IndustryWeek seeks in IW Best Plants: leaders who encourage the best from the workforce; engaged employees who strive to improve every single day through process improvement, technology innovation and supply chain excellence; and, of course, admirable performance metrics that accrue as a result of those efforts.
This distinction is a testament to the hard work, dedication and pursuit of excellence exhibited by each SSP associate. Our team continues to work together to make sure that SSP performs better tomorrow than we did today.
SSP will be co-sponsoring the 2020 City Gas Distribution Conference February 24-25, 2020 in Le Meridien, New Delhi, India.
SSP has been notified that we are a finalist for the 2019 Industry Week Best Plants Award. To see last year’s finalists, click here. This year’s finalists will be published in early October 2019.
To see some of the Best Plant Winners from previous years, click here.
01 August, 2018
R Series Proportional Relief Valves protect sensitive equipment in a system with set pressure from 10 to 6000 psig (0.69 to 413 bar).
16 Feb, 2018
SSP is one of the first companies in our industry to be certified to ISO 9001:2015.
01 March, 2018
HLN Series severe service needle valves are for applications above 10,000 psig (689 bar). They feature a non-rotating stem with both packing and pivot above the the packing for improved valve reliability.
16 August, 2018
SSP has extend it's line of LN Series Locked Bonnet Needle Valves to include LPG Series Gauge Valves and LNBB Series Block and Bleed Valves.