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Meadville Forging Company will partially resume operations beginning with 3rd shift on Sunday May 31st

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Meadville Forging Company is still planning to resume partial production beginning with 3rd shift Sunday May 31st.  If you were previously recalled on May 17th/18th, you should report to work on May 31st/June 1st for the same shift and department where you were recalled on May 17/18th.  The May 31st/June 1st date is subject to change due to customer requirements.  If there are any changes, this message will be updated prior to May 31st.

Important Announcement:

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Meadville Forging Company recognizes that the Benefits provided by the Company are critical to the wellbeing of our employees and their families.  Therefore, MFC will extend Benefits through May 31, 2020 for all employees who were furloughed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Message from MFC – Prepare for Return to Work – Posted On 4/21/2020

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Dear MFC Team Member:                                                           

I hope this letter finds you safe and healthy. My thoughts are with you and your family as you face the daily challenges presented by this pandemic. I’d like to personally thank you for your commitment to our company.

As the time to return to work nears, I am certain that everyone will pull together to keep themselves and each other safe. 

What to expect when you return to work:

Upon returning to work, each employee will report to a designated area where a healthcare professional will take your temperature PRIOR to entering the plant. If your temperature is higher than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, you will be given an envelope with instructions and asked to return home.

Employees will be required to wear face masks while at work to protect themselves and their coworkers. MFC will provide these masks your first day back. Disposable masks are in short supply due to the great need in the healthcare field.  You may be provided with a reusable mask and we ask that you wash it regularly and reuse it. See enclosed instructions per the CDC.

Employees will also be required to wear disposable gloves for most tasks during your shift. Again, the supply of gloves is very low as most have been diverted to healthcare workers. Due to this temporary situation, please do not use more gloves than needed per day, while still protecting yourself.

Everyone will be expected to perform cleaning and sanitizing of shared equipment and surfaces, as you use them. Social distancing will be mandatory. Please read the enclosed “Covid-19 Work Rules” prior to your first day back to work. Also, please watch the videos that are posted on our website, regarding hand washing, use of gloves and masks, etc. Visit www.meadforge.com and click on the box marked View Instructional Videos.

We are all very anxious to get back to work and resolute in our commitment to the health and safety of all employees. The new rules and expectations are in place to protect everyone. Your support and compliance is greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we do our best to navigate all of the unknowns. I am grateful for your support during this difficult time.  We are truly one team, and we will all get through this together.

Jack Keller

President

Easter Message to Our Employees 4/10/2020

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We are all faced with very difficult and unprecedented times.  During this time of crisis, the top priority of Meadville Forging is the health and safety of our employees.  This time of quarantine will pass soon, and we can get back to our normal lives.  Please enjoy the extra time that you have with your family and friends, it is a time to cherish.  Also during this time, Meadville Forging Company would like to wish you and your family a safe and healthy Easter Holiday.

Unemployment Benefits – Status of Claims Processing – Updated 4/4/20

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If you opened your claim between March 15 and March 21: We are working quickly to mail a PIN to you so you can file for benefits. In case you did not receive your PIN by Saturday, 4/4, you will still be able to file for claim weeks 3/21, 3/28, and 4/4 through 9 p.m. on 4/11/20. From the time when you are first able to file your biweekly claims, continue filing every other week as long as you are still unemployed.

If you opened your claim between March 22 and March 28: Your first day to file will be Sunday, April 5, 2020. If you have not yet received your PIN, you will have the opportunity to file for your benefits for an additional two weeks. We will make sure that claim weeks ending 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, and 4/18 are available for you to complete your “biweekly” claims through 9 p.m. on 4/24/20. From the time when you are first able to file your biweekly claims, continue filing every other week as long as you are still unemployed.

Claims opened March 29 and later: We will be ensuring that you are also able to file “biweekly” for four weeks back, instead of just two, to ensure you do not miss benefits for any weeks while you wait for your PIN to arrive.

HAVEN’T RECEIVED PIN YET

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MFC has received several calls from employees concerning unemployment benefits – this is the response we received from the Pennsylvania Office of Unemployment Compensation :

If you opened your claim between March 15 and March 21: We are working quickly to mail a PIN to you, so you can file for benefits starting Sunday, March 29, 2020. If you do not receive your PIN by Saturday, March 28, please remember that you may file any day through Friday, April 3, 2020. If you do not receive your PIN in time for you to file by April 3, we will make accommodations for filing and will update these instructions, accordingly.

If you opened your claim between March 22 and March 28: Your first day to file will be Sunday, April 5, 2020. We will update these instructions, accordingly, as we monitor our progress with mail processing.

For All New Claims: Mailing PINs is a top priority, so you may not have received your financial determination yet. When you do receive your financial determination and if you detect an error, you may file an appeal at that time. We are processing all documents as quickly as possible and appreciate your patience during this evolving situation. We are processing all documents as quickly as possible and appreciate your patience during this evolving situation.

Updated Message to Employees as of 4/3/2020

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Please review this link from PA State Rep. Aaron Bernstine discussing unemployment claims.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1490287747962684/permalink/2625818327742948/

Operations at MFC remain idled due to the outbreak of COVID-19. There continues to be no definitive date when operations will resume. The State of Michigan still has a Stay at Home decree till April, 13, 2020. Pennsylvania and Ohio have issued Stay at Home decrees through April 30, 2020. We are speaking daily with our customers, to understand projected return to work dates. As of this time, due to the uncertainty of this ever changing situation, individual return to work dates have not been determined. We appreciate your patience through these difficult and unprecedented times. If you need assistance, please contact your HR representative.

Updated Message to Employees as of 4/1/2020

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Operations at MFC remain idled due to the outbreak of COVID-19. There continues to be no definitive date when operations will resume. The State of Michigan still has a Stay at Home decree till April, 13, 2020. Pennsylvania and Ohio have issued Stay at Home decrees through April 30, 2020. We are speaking daily with our customers, to understand projected return to work dates. As of this time, due to the uncertainty of this ever changing situation, individual return to work dates have not been determined. We appreciate your patience through these difficult and unprecedented times. If you need assistance, please contact your HR representative.