Cottrell – Important Announcement – UPDATE 4/1/2020

Due to the fluid nature of events, Cottrell will shut down production for this week, Monday, March 30 through Sunday, April 5.  Cottrell will also be shutdown next week, April 6 through Sunday, April 12 as well.  Critical employees will be contacted by their direct supervisor and asked to report to work.  All remaining employees will be on partial layoff for the rest of this week and all of next week.  Unemployment for all employees not scheduled to work will be filed for them by the company.

Screening of All Employees

For those employees scheduled to work this week, Cottrell has implemented a 100% screening policy, meaning that every employee that comes into the facility is going to have their temperature checked.  If their temperature is below 100 degrees F, (37.8 degrees C), then they will be allowed to work.  If their temperature is above 100 degrees F, then they will be asked to go home and not to return to retest until they have been fever free for 72 hours.  Screeners will report at 6:00 a.m. so that they can be screened and put into position.  The front gate will open at 6:30 a.m. to start screen all other employees that are permitted to gain access that day.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT RUNNING THE HEATER IN YOUR CAR PRIOR TO HAVING YOUR TEMPERATURE CHECKED COULD CAUSE AN ELEVATED READING.  PLEASE TURN YOUR HEATERS OFF BEFORE YOU ARRIVE AND GIVE YOURSELF A CHANCE TO COOL DOWN SO THAT WE CAN GET AN ACCURATE TEMPERATURE READING.  ALSO, PLEASE DO NOT DRINK ANY HOT DRINKS LIKE COFFEE PRIOR TO HAVING YOUR TEMPERATURE CHECKED.

Anniversary Checks

Cottrell is processing anniversary checks for hourly employees currently on our active-duty roster for the month of April.  If you are on the active-duty roster, and you have your work anniversary this month (April), Cottrell will issue your anniversary check tomorrow.  Actually, Cottrell will direct deposit the funds for your anniversary check directly into the same account that you use for your regular pay check.  Again, active-duty hourly employees who are due to receive their anniversary check in April will have those funds deposited via direct deposit into their accounts tomorrow.  We will mail the check stub separately and you will get that later.  However, the funds should start showing in your account tomorrow.