COVID-19 Info – The eLoupe News – April 1, 2020

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Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) is continually updating our main website and our Members Only website, PIM Connect, to display the most up-to-date COVID-19 resources. We have added detailed instructions to this page on how to ensure a safe and healthy production environment – click here.

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PIM Members: Majority of Work is Essential

PIM is currently surveying members throughout our region to quantify the essential nature of their work. In Minnesota, printers who serve “essential” supply chains may remain open to serve their essential clients. [Essential work is defined as serving the needs of sectors defined in the Federal CISA Guidelines READ PIA Review specific to Printers.] To-date, 70 companies have responded with the following;

  • All but one remain open (company closed due to health concerns)
  • Production serving “essential supply chains” is averaging 74%
  • Healthcare/Public Health and Mail/Postal lead essential sectors
  • Nearly 2/3 suggest minimal (55%) or no staff reductions are planned
  • Taking advantage of available financial supports lead top concerns

If you haven’t done so, please take the survey by noon on 4/2.

PIA, SGIA & NAPCO Media Launch Joint COVID-19 Resource Channel

SGIA, NAPCO Media, and Printing Industries of America (PIA), and its affiliates have joined forces to launch a powerful resource channel dedicated to providing the printing and graphic communications industry with up-to-the-minute news and resources on COVID-19 and how to navigate the latest information about the pandemic. The COVID-19 Resource Channel is now live. Click here to watch a short video of Michael Makin, President and CEO of Printing Industries of America (PIA), discuss this new resource.

Content on the COVID-19 Resource Channel will be provided daily by industry leaders in subject areas, as follows:

  • State and Local Legislative Updates: Marci Kinter, Vice President, Government Affairs, SGIA
  • National Legislative Updates: Lisbeth Lyons, Vice President, Government & External Affairs, PIA
  • Safety Updates: Gary Jones, Director, Environmental, Health and Safety Affairs, SGIA
  • Economic Impact on the Printing Industry: Andy Paparozzi, Chief Economist, SGIA
  • Human Resource Updates/Guidance: Adriane Harrison, Vice President of Human Relations, PIA

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Sadie Hagen
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