NORTH SYRACUSE, NY – ICM Controls has been classified as an essential service provider by New York State and granted exemption status and is therefore “not subject to the required 100% workforce reduction [mandate]” pursuant to the governor’s revised executive order.
The move allows the company of more than 250 employees to remain operational in full support of other essential service providers standing on the front lines in the battle against Covid-19.
“We manufacture essential products and controls for multiple companies that are providing other essential medical and telecom equipment being used to combat the spread of Covid-19,” said Andy Kadah, president of ICM Controls. “Furthermore, our world-class printed circuit board shop, assembly lines and engineering services are at the ready in support of all essential service providers across the country.”
Kadah touted the flexibility of ICM Controls’ vertical-integrated manufacturing facility and vowed to support as much other essential service providers and the infrastructure as possible to help keep hospitals, government agencies, telecom sites, FEMA trailers and quarantine RVs open and the economy moving. This includes major corporations that have had their supply chains decimated as a result of the global pandemic.
“There are a lot of companies that source overseas that are unable to get circuit boards and other key products or components right now, or the lead times have been extended by months, which will force their doors to close,” said Kadah. “We want everyone to know our doors are open. If we can help them, we will. Supporting other essential providers whose efforts are required to keep the fight against the pandemic is our top priority.
“Similarly, ICM traditionally has not sold its branded product lines direct to the installer base. But distribution centers across the country are being severely impacted by states shutting down.”
If a contractor or facility manager is unable to source a product through their regular distribution network, they should contact ICM Controls directly, and the company will make its products available through normal distribution channels, which, if they are operational, will continue to do business as usual. However, if those channels are impeded by the pandemic, then direct shipping will be made available.
“The last thing we can afford is to have the HVAC-related control system at a hospital or mobile treatment center break down and require a part that can’t be sourced because everything is closed,” said Kadah. “It is essential we all join together to keep this economy and this country afloat.”