Kalil Bottling Co's response to COVID-19

Last updated April 23, 2020

Kalil Bottling Co. is part of the "food and agriculture" sector of the US economy and has been determined a "critical infrastructure sector" in the coronavirus pandemic.  This means that we are being asked to maintain normal work patterns, which is certainly a challenge.  

 

THANK YOU to all of our employees who have been doing such a great job in stepping up where needed during this busy time.  Production and Direct-Store Delivery have both been exceptionally demanding, as we try to keep product in-stock and the supply chain moving.   

This page includes updates on how we're responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

What we're doing for our employees

  • Our top priority is always to ensure the health and safety of our employees

  • We've enhanced procedures in response to updates from the Center for Disease Control

  • We've increased cleaning of high-touch areas

  • We've made personal protective gear such as non-medical masks available for employees who want them

  • We've posted the Center for Disease Control's suggestions around our facilities, including reminders to:

    • Wash your hands often​

    • Use hand sanitizer

    • Keep your hands off of your face

    • Practice social-distancing

  • We've issued bonuses

  • We've rerouted employee ingress and egress to isolate employee groups (i.e. production employees separated from warehouse workers)

  • We've removed chairs from our lobby

  • We've moved all job fairs to online only

  • We've canceled meetings of five or more people

  • We've canceled air travel for our employees and canceled visitors that were flying in

  • We've informed our employees that our health insurance provider is waiving out-of-pocket costs for COVID-19 diagnostic visits, testing and treatment, and where they can find more information online  

What we're doing for our customers

  • We're doing everything we can to keep products in-stock for shoppers

  • We're closely monitoring customer ordering

 

How we're helping our communities

  • In Phoenix, AZ:  We've partnered with local chain restaurant Pork on a Fork to provide meals and beverages to our healthcare heroes.  We've also donated product to St. Mary's Food Bank for Arizonans in need.

  • In El Paso, TX:  We've teamed up with El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank to keep their volunteers hydrated in these unprecedented times

  • In Durango, CO:  We sent clean, unused, empty 2L PET plastic bottles to a Durango operation that is attempting to make medical field face masks for nurses and doctors

The below video is a Public Service Announcement currently running on television channels 3 and 5 in Phoenix, AZ.  The script is as follows:

From Governor Ducey - "Arizona's grocers are essential to our communities - now, more than ever.  We rely on them, and they're working to restock shelves quickly.  Please, shop responsibly, and we'll get through this together."  Governor Ducey, along with Monica Garnes from the Fry's Food Stores, Trey Basha from the Bashas' Family of stores, and Frank Cannistra from Albertson Safeway recorded the attached PSA that began running the weekend of March 20th, 2020.   

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