COVID-19 Update (3/24/2020)

March 24, 2020

March 24, 2020

Dear Valued Partners,
Just as each of you and your businesses are doing, OCV continues to monitor and to take the necessary actions to mitigate the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak and the resulting implications. We remain open and fully operational, while following the mandates, best practices, and guidelines of applicable governmental agencies and industry partners. Our highest priorities are our Employees and our Business Partners, which includes protecting against COVID-19, while also ensuring we are here to support critical infrastructure needs.

We have reviewed the federal guidelines and are complying with local authorities regarding “Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce.” (

OCV provides products and services in support of the critical infrastructure of the U.S. and of countries around the globe.  Therefore, we have the obligation to remain operational. OCV performs critical manufacturing supporting several essential critical supply chains, including but not limited to:
– Food and agriculture
– Energy
– Water and wastewater
– Public works
– Fire protection systems
– Defense

To our Valued Suppliers, we ask you to take the appropriate measures that will enable you to continue to supply OCV with your products and services. This includes making your own assessments, coordinating with applicable governmental agencies, ensuring your Teams are provided a safe workplace, and forwarding the request through your supply chains. Please ensure you are in constant communication with our Supply Management Team with any updates (

To our Valued Customers,we want to reassure each of you that OCV will remain operational to meet your needs, in full compliance with applicable laws. In these changing times, many factors may impact production. However, we maintain robust inventories and diversified supply chains. We do not anticipate significant business disruption. If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our Sales Team (

In closing, we want you to know that OCV stands resolute with each of you. Over 70 years, we have built a strong network of trust among our Valued Partners, and we will continue to earn your trust through this time. Stay safe. Wash your hands. Take care of those who need you most.

Warm regards,

Robert E. Tipton


COVID-19 Update (3/24/2020)