NAL COVID-19 Update: Kirk Gadberry Addresses Team NAL

NAL COVID-19 Update: Kirk Gadberry Addresses Team NAL

Over the last few weeks, I’ve had the chance to visit some of our manufacturing locations. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed seeing and speaking with so many of our Team Members after such a long time. The most common question I’ve been asked is, “How long are we going to have to wear these masks?” 

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In order to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and reduce the risk of exposure to our Team Members, their families, and our visitors, we have decided to restrict all visitors at all facilities except for business essential personnel. A General Manager or above must approve access to any visitor other than contractors or vendors that support our normal day to day business such as truck drivers. Business essential personnel will still be asked to complete the Visitor Health Check.  We will NOT allow access to anyone that is currently sick or has been sick in the last 14 days.  If you have traveled to China, South Korea, Italy, or Iran, or had close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, or have cold or flu-like symptoms within the last 14 days, access will be denied. Visitors can view the updated visitor procedure ahead of time by clicking the “Updated NAL Visitor Procedure” button. 

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Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Koito Manufacturing is the parent company of North American Lighting. As a Koito Group Company, NAL operates according to kaizen management principles, which means we manage, measure and improve everything we do. That’s how in 35 short years, NAL has grown to become the leading tier one supplier of automotive lighting systems in North America.

Our vision is to dramatically improve roadway safety by developing innovative lighting technologies that enhance driver vision and response time. We are a team continuously working to bring our vision to light.

With nine facilities in North America, our people are our greatest asset. NAL is hiring engineers, supervisors, trainees, manufacturers, interns and a whole lot more!

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Couldn’t make it to our open interviews last weekend? Well you’re in luck! NAL’s Paris Plant is hosting another round of open interviews next Friday, July 10 from 12pm-4pm CT, for 2nd shift assembly operators. Applicants should bring a valid ID and fill out the online application at the link below. All applicants need to report to the Corporate Office’s front visitor lot under the canopy (2275 S. Main St. Paris, IL) for a brief health screening before interviewing. You will then be asked to wait in your vehicle until an interviewer calls your cell phone and invites you inside. Face masks are required and will be provided before entering the facility.
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Couldn’t make it to our open interviews last weekend? Well you’re in luck! NAL’s Paris Plant is hosting another round of open interviews next Friday, July 10 from 12pm-4pm CT, for 2nd shift assembly operators. Applicants should bring a valid ID and fill out the online application at the link below. All applicants need to report to the Corporate Office’s front visitor lot under the canopy (2275 S. Main St. Paris, IL) for a brief health screening before interviewing. You will then be asked to wait in your vehicle until an interviewer calls your cell phone and invites you inside. Face masks are required and will be provided before entering the facility.
https://jobs.nal.com/job/Paris-Operator-Assembly-IL-61944/638941900/

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May want to add they need a high school diploma or GED and to be able to pass a drug screen. I know someone who had their hopes up, said they were hired went to report to work and they didn’t get the job.

They test for weed and crack

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Do they test for weed ?

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Applicants attending the Paris Plant open interviews today should first report to the Corporate Office’s front visitor lot under the canopy (2275 S. Main St. Paris, IL) for a brief health screening before their interview. Please bring a valid ID and fill out the online application at the link below.
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REMINDER: NAL’s Paris Plant will host open interviews tomorrow, June 27 from 8am-12pm CT, for 2nd shift assembly operators. Applicants should bring a valid ID and fill out the online application at the link below. All applicants should report to the Corporate Office’s front visitor lot under the canopy (2275 S. Main St. Paris, IL) for a brief health screening before their interview. Face masks are required and will be provided before entering the facility. jobs.nal.com/job/Paris-Operator-Assembly-IL-61944/638941900/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Now is your chance to join our team! NAL’s Paris Plant will host open interviews this Saturday, June 27 from 8am-12pm CT, for 2nd shift assembly operators. Applicants should bring a valid ID and fill out the online application at the link below. All applicants should report to the Corporate Office’s front visitor lot under the canopy for a brief health screening before their interview. You will then be asked to wait in your vehicle until an interviewer calls your cell phone and invites you inside. Face masks are required and will be provided before entering the facility.
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Now is your chance to join our team! NAL’s Paris Plant will host open interviews this Saturday, June 27 from 8am-12pm CT, for 2nd shift assembly operators. Applicants should bring a valid ID and fill out the online application at the link below. All applicants should report to the Corporate Office’s front visitor lot under the canopy for a brief health screening before their interview. You will then be asked to wait in your vehicle until an interviewer calls your cell phone and invites you inside. Face masks are required and will be provided before entering the facility.
https://jobs.nal.com/job/Paris-Operator-Assembly-IL-61944/638941900/

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NAL’s Paris Plant is hiring 2nd shift operators for its assembly department. Interested applicants should apply online using the link below. Interviews will be conducted over the phone. Applicants will need a valid ID and High School diploma or GED. Please be advised that if hired, Team Members are required to wear a mask as outlined in our COVID-19 Playbook posted on nal.com.
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NAL’s Paris Plant is hiring 2nd shift operators for its assembly department. Interested applicants should apply online using the link below. Interviews will be conducted over the phone. Applicants will need a valid ID and High School diploma or GED. Please be advised that if hired, Team Members are required to wear a mask as outlined in our COVID-19 Playbook posted on nal.com.  
https://jobs.nal.com/job/Paris-Operator-Assembly-IL-61944/638941900/

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Daily health screenings are a part of NAL’s #newnormal to ensure Team Members are not exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, or loss of taste or smell) before reporting to work. Thank you to all of our health screeners for making this possible and to our Team Members for your continued cooperation! ... See MoreSee Less

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You all realize that 80% of cases are asymptomatic.... Right? It is cool though you all are attempting to keep employees safe.✌️

Really wish they would stop referring to it as the new normal. There is nothing normal about it. We desperately need to get back to the old normal.

Great job!!?

Can we stop wearing masks??

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Before heading into your weekend, check out President and COO Kirk Gadberry's message to all NAL Team Members. www.youtube.com/watch?v=P38CucrrnPU&feature=youtu.be ... See MoreSee Less

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The masks don’t protect from covid, they cause visual obstruction while operating machinery.🤷‍♂️

The mask should be a personal choice. If you want to wear one fine but everyone has the right to make there own choice! They are ineffective...the box they come in even says they don't stop you from getting the virus!

'A handful of our employees tested positive' ? Why were we not told of this until now??

Thanks for the update Kirk! Hopefully everything will all work out in time!

What plants were these positive cases in?!

Yes the mask should be our choice

Why is everyone complaining about masks? Do they suck? Yes. Do they let you collect a paycheck? Also yes!

Thanks for the update! And good choice of hat! 😃

Should be our choice. Other plants in flora are not made to wear them!

Wow. Masks don't protect healthy people from it

Yeah we are only factory in Flora that has to wear them other has chive to or not

Just wanted to say your hat didn't offend me I just like giving cardinal fans a hard time 🙂

You have always had my respect but happy I am retired

I would be willing to sign a waiver saying it was my choice to not wear a mask. It is only a matter of time before someone gets taken out in an ambulance or get a severe medical condition because of the mask.

After a while you get fibers off the mask in your mouth and gets in your eyes and up your nose!

If you need me Kirk just call or message

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Congratulations to our 2020 Scholarship for Excellence recipients! We are excited to see so many local students pursuing business and technical degrees and wish you the best as you begin your college career in the fall. Stay safe and healthy! #seewhatsahead ... See MoreSee Less

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All illinois or Michigan HS. BOO

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NAL President and COO, Kirk Gadberry, delivers a message to Team Members and shares what to expect when returning to work. www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz10fYT3KjQ&feature=youtu.be ... See MoreSee Less

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Nice seeing you Kirk. Go Cards and let's get back to better normal.

Go cards!!!!

Thank you for the update! Go CUBS!

Thank you for the continued messages. Much appreciated.

Thank you Kirk for the updates!

Thank you Kirk !!

Thanks Kirk for the updates!

You had me until, go cards. LoL

Go cubs not cardinals like the ending lol

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Thank you for all your hard work and care on the front lines. Your dedication to your patients in these challenging times is appreciated by all!

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WAY TO GO NORTH AMERICAN LIGHTING ❤❤ MY HUSBAND RANDY BRACKEN & SON ZACK BRACKEN ARE EMPLOYEES HERE !!!!!

“We are overwhelmed by the kindness and support our Team Members are showing our communities. The Illinois Equipment Plant (IEP) in Flora, IL will continue to support the medical teams on the front lines with these fabricated face shields, so long as resources allow.”
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“We are overwhelmed by the kindness and support our Team Members are showing our communities. The Illinois Equipment Plant (IEP) in Flora, IL will continue to support the medical teams on the front lines with these fabricated face shields, so long as resources allow.”
- Ovie Gaither, Assistant General Manager of Manufacturing Engineering
https://www.nal.com/blog/nal-begins-manufacturing-face-shields-for-health-care-personnel/

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Valued NAL Team Members,

Thank you, yet again, for taking the time to read another message as I find it important to remain connected with you during our mutual isolation. None of us are in this crisis alone and staying connected, if only through written word, seems of great value. I hope you agree.

The Coronavirus pandemic has turned virtually every aspect of our lives upside down. At NAL our factories are idled with no new model production orders from any customers. The auto industry has ground to a halt, leaving countless companies, NAL included, with no sales revenue to support operations. This stark circumstance has forced NAL’s leadership team to make the hardest of decisions, that of course being unpaid time off due to lack of work. We sincerely regret this course of action and deeply wish it was not necessary. Yet, the unfortunate reality is that NAL must make difficult decisions today so that we can emerge from this crisis and continue the operations necessary for all our livelihoods.

Despite these difficult times, I remain resolute in believing the strength and character of NAL’s Team Members will provide what’s necessary to come out of this situation a better, stronger organization. I have seen many examples of selfless service and sacrifice by NAL Team Members to help others and the community at large. As a prime example, I’d like to again thank the team at the Illinois Equipment Plant for the extraordinary effort in printing 3D face shields for the local medical providers. Additionally, I want to thank the plant locations for donating personal protective equipment to the communities in which they reside. These actions, and many others, demonstrate the heart and character that help make NAL the fantastic team that it is. Thank you for being who you are and doing what you do!

I am very much looking forward to getting our lives back to normal and being able to see all of you soon, face to face. Being quarantined in virtual isolation is getting old for me, and I’m sure you too. Still, I remain resolved that we’ll get through this. That’s just what great teams do!

Best wishes for your safety and health,

Kirk Gadberry
President and COO

P.S. Please continue to check the NAL website for production updates and future messages.
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I sure miss my co-workers but we need to stay safe. Thank You Mr Gadberry hope you and you family are doing as well as can be expected.

Thank you Mr Gadberry. Pray all is well with You and your Family. 6.6 millions filed for unempolyment last few weeks and I dont know any one that has received a check yet. So I been using my Vaction and was told today Nal Alabama will not let anyone else put in for vacation until we return back to work. Next week is Good Friday will we get payed for that day? Just asking

We appreciate the update.... hope everyone is being safe 💜

No production, but lines are running?

Thank you

Thanks!

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Thank you 🙏 😊, Sir Kirk! This too shall pass! God bless & take care! Be safe! Proud to be part of NAL’s team! 🙏👏😍❤️

Thank you for the updates, as difficult as they may be...

This could be our opportunity to develop something new like medical equipment with our lighting source🤔 as an example?⁉️ Try not to forget today's tears water tomorrow's garden!! Stay safe🙏

I'm supposed to start April 13th and I havent heard anything about my start start date being pushed back further.

Thank you Kirk for keeping all of us updated during this difficult time! You and your family stay safe!

Thank you NAL for your kind donations during these trying times. Your company is greatly valued in our community.

Thank you Kirk! Stay safe.

So is service and the other few people keeping service going now out too

Thank you for all you do. Its an amazing place to work

Thank you for this update.prayers for all🙏

You are a good man, and we will all get through this!

Thanks for the update

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This morning, Team Members from our Paris Plant delivered a pallet of 7500 gloves to the front line medical staff at the local Horizon Health hospital. This in-kind donation followed an earlier delivery of safety glasses to the Illinois State Police to support their updated PPE requirements. We could not be more proud of our Team Members’ initiative and eagerness to help our local communities in these challenging times. ... See MoreSee Less

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This morning, Team Members from our Paris Plant delivered a pallet of 7500 gloves to the front line medical staff at the local Horizon Health hospital. This in-kind donation followed an earlier delivery of safety glasses to the Illinois State Police to support their updated PPE requirements. We could not be more proud of our Team Members’ initiative and eagerness to help our local communities in these challenging times.

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Proud of and thankful for the company that I work for!

God bless! Thanks guys great job!

NAL--- coming together for fellow man!

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Salem plant has also donated gloves and masks to Salem Township Hospital and gloves to Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt Vernon. 👍🏻

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So proud of NAL! I'm a proud retiree of this wonderful company. God Bless.

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This company never ceases to amaze me - thank you NAL !!

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