FN America, LLC has been designated an essential business to the Defense Industrial Base by the Department of Defense, and the state of South Carolina. As such, the company’s production facility, based in Columbia, South Carolina, remains open and is operating at full capacity to deliver against FN’s multiple military contracts and customer orders. FN’s two other locations in Virginia also remain open and at full operating capacity.
“As COVID-19 continues to impact our nation, our employees, their families and our customers are at the forefront of thoughts and actions during this unprecedented time,” said Mark Cherpes, president and CEO for FN America. “Because we are designated as an essential business by our state and by the Federal government, we remain open and continue to produce, but have taken measures to ensure the safety and security of our team while we operate under these circumstances. Our customers depend on us each day to supply them with dependable, reliable firearms and we will continue to support them.”
“In response to this outbreak, FN has established a COVID-19 response task force to implement measures above and beyond recommended guidelines, ensure employee safety while on the job and keep our teams informed as we work to minimize disruption to our daily operations. Additionally, FN has implemented telework for those who are able to work remotely and introduced a new program called Patriot Pay.”
The Patriot Pay program provides a temporary wage increase to FN employees who are working onsite at the company’s production facility directly engaged in manufacturing operations. In addition to this wage lift, employees have flexible leave schedules to care for themselves or their families should they need to, as well as other benefits.
For more information on FN America, LLC, and the company's efforts to stay operational during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit fnamerica.com.