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As the COVID-19 global pandemic continues to evolve, TEKLYNX is committed to supporting our customers and partners across industries and around the world to ensure that essential products continue to move through the supply chain efficiently.
TEKLYNX is fully operational to support your business continuity.
We continue to operate during our regular business hours and answer phone calls live to ensure our support of all businesses remains constant.
TEKLYNX remains committed to providing the finest customer service in the industry, delivering the technologies, tools, and training our customers and partners need to continue running their businesses. During these challenging times, all resources are focused on business continuity, and providing our partners and customers with the same level of support you have come to expect from TEKLYNX.
Many organizations are faced with enabling a remote workforce. For barcode labeling operations, this can mean a variety of changes:
Medical device and supplies companies, food & beverage producers, and other essential industry organizations have seen a sharp surge in demand, while at the same time potentially facing a decrease in operational headcount or necessary resources.
We have options available to help you.
If your organization is on the front lines fighting COVID-19, re-focusing manufacturing efforts to support the global need for critical supplies, or need to make other adjustments to your labeling environment, please let us know.
We have software licensing and customer support options in place to help you and your organization’s efforts. We’re here to help make this transition as seamless as possible and support you during this unprecedented time.
For those organizations shifting manufacturing efforts to medical devices, updated FDA guidelines can be found here. And for restaurant and food manufacturers providing products for retail, FDA’s flexible labeling guidelines can be found here.
Please reach out to TEKLYNX in your region to chat with us.
We’re all in this together.
Here are a few examples of what our courageous customers are doing in support of the fight against COVID-19:
- Abbott Laboratories – rolling out a new test that can tell whether people have had the novel coronavirus by detecting antibodies and plans to produce 4 million tests in April and 20 million in June.
- Coats – donated its sewing thread and is partnering with several organizations, including joining the Gerber PPE task force as a coalition partner, to produce an expected 80,000 – 100,000 pieces of protective clothing for the front line.
- Dot Foods – donated 5,175 cases of extra products from its food redistribution warehouses to schools, pantries, and nonprofit organizations. Additionally, Dot Foods has launched a food & packaging essentials website that contains a continuously updated list of products that are all ready to be delivered.
- Henry Schein – serving as the exclusive distributor in the United States of a second point-of-care rapid test kit that can detect antibodies associated with COVID-19 in as few as 15 minutes.
- Honeywell – converting existing manufacturing facilities and quickly ramping up production to make millions of N95 masks in the United States.
- John Deere – shifted to produce thousands of critical protective face shields a day for healthcare workers on the front lines battling COVID-19.
- Johnson Controls – mobilized a team in Wuhan, China to deliver temporary healthcare options including installing remote patient monitoring systems and equipping 300 hospital beds in a remote facility with proper communication and security technology.
- Medtronic – publicly sharing the design specifications for the Puritan Bennett™ 560 to enable participants across industries to evaluate options for rapid ventilator manufacturing to help doctors and patients dealing with COVID-19.
- MSA Safety - working with Allegheny Health Network and Highmark Health to donate its full stock of 65,000 N95 masks to replenish the stock of Pittsburgh’s hospitals and first responders.
- ResMed - working in over 140 countries with governments, health authorities, hospitals, physicians, and patients to assess their needs and to deliver the ventilation therapy that is essential to treat the respiratory complications of COVID-19.
- Saint Gobain – mobilizing production and delivery of COVID-19 components, including single-use assemblies for the development of new therapies and components for life-saving medical devices, such as ventilators and infusion pumps. Additionally, Saint Gobain has been supplying partition walls and plasterboard for the construction or transformation of stadiums and gymnasiums into field hospitals and the adaptation of nursing homes.
- Shaw Industries - connecting medical facilities with Shaw suppliers for more rapid access to critical supplies allowing facilities to tap into a different supply chain than normal where their typical supplies are strained to meet growing needs. Additionally, Shaw has produced more than 1,500 face shields for local hospitals using the 3D printers at the Shaw Innovation Center & MakerSpace in Dalton.