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To Our Valued Customers: Updated 3/23/2020

General Pacific (GenPac) remains open for business to serve our utility and contractor customers.  GenPac is considered an essential business, as a distributor of Electrical, and Water Utility products, based on the Home Land Security guidelines.  GenPac also provides IT Cloud services to over 100 utilities and AMI service provider customers.

We have arranged for the majority of our sales and support staff to work from home, while maintaining sufficient staff to provide services that cannot be handled remotely.

For those employees remaining in our facility we have established and implemented Social distancing policies, consistent with the Oregon Health Authority. We have also established social distancing protocols for receiving and shipping materials from our facility.

GenPac also continues to provide daily industry and vendor updates on our website www.generalpacific.com GenPac’s QuickShip e-commerce site is available to customers who need quick access to our current inventory levels.  Due to our current workload we have disabled the sign-up link on our home page. To sign up for QuickShip please contact your sales rep for details.

Rick Hall, President

General Pacific, Inc.

As of 3/23/2020 General Pacific received this letter from the King County Water District:

“In leu of the current situation in our State (Washington State) the District wanted to reach out to each of you with a letter of Essential Services for your drivers/staff while they perform work on the Districts behalf. Hopefully this won’t be necessary but its better to be ahead of the curve than behind it.

Michael Martin, General Manager, King County Water District #20”

 

Precautions for the Corona virus has caused Elmhurst Mutual Power & Light to shut down for the next 2 weeks. They will not be able to receive any shipments for that period so they ask that you please hold off on sending anything.

Consumers Power has announced that they will be closing their office and working remotely in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Here is their recent notice:

“Just a quick note to let you know that we will be closing our office starting Monday 3/23 and working remotely as much as possible. We are taking this step in concert with similar actions taken by various local agencies and businesses to support the broader national and state effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

We can answer and open our gate remotely to allow deliveries in. When a warehouse staff member is needed there may be a delay of up to a half hour. The best thing would be for any necessary deliveries to be scheduled with the warehouse staff when possible. I know that will be hard with orders already on the way. We will be allowing drivers in remotely to drop deliveries on the dock when possible.”

At this time, Consumers has not announced what day they plan to come back to work in office.

Effective Wednesday March 18th  Canada will be closing its borders to most non-citizen and non-permanent residence.  This increased measure will not affect commerce or trade, U.S. Citizens, diplomats or airline crews.  Due to integration between Canada and the U.S. it has been clarified by the Provincial Health Office, Canada Border Service Agency and U.S. Customs and Border Protection that cross border trucking is an essential service.

Scott Corwin, the NWPPA Executive Director, released the following statement about the upcoming E&O conference,

“We have been closely monitoring both the status of public health concerns and the increasing travel restrictions at our member utilities; as a result the 2020 Engineering & Operations Conference and Trade Show scheduled for April 7-9 in Reno, Nev., has been postponed with the intention to reschedule the event in whole or in part later in the year.”