Northwood Manufacturing, maker of Arctic Fox and Wolf Creek truck campers, just announced that it is temporarily closing down its manufacturing facility in La Grande, Oregon until March 27. According to the press release, the shut-down is a proactive measure to protect workers and the community as a whole as the coronavirus crisis spreads across the country.
“The global spread of COVID-19 is affecting every one of us. The well-being of our employees, their families and our community is our top priority, so we have decided our best course of action at this time is a temporary shut-down,” stated Northwood Investments CEO Craig Orton.
Orton was also quick to point out that key office and management personnel will be available to handle sales, warranty and service matters. “We are committed to continue serving our dealers and customers to the best of our ability during this trying time,” stated the CEO.
Northwood Investments CFO Cerise Smallwood went on to say, “this is a challenging moment for everyone. Our community has always risen to meet the challenges of the past and we’ll rise to meet this one, too. We will do that with thoughtful decision making that will best protect everyone in our valley with an emphasis on transparency and communication.”
Northwood Manufacturing will pass along more information as it becomes available.