ALPHARETTA, GA., 6/11/21 – Metcam, a metro Atlanta-based fabricator of sheet metal components and assemblies for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), will host a COVID-19 vaccination event on June 14th in collaboration with the Forsyth County Health Department (FCHD). The free event, which is open to friends, family and local vendors from 12:30pm to 3:30pm, will provide both the Pfizer two-dose vaccination and the Johnson & Johnson one-shot dose.
“We are glad to do our part in getting people protected from COVID-19,” said Metcam Co-Owner and President Bruce Hagenau. “As the National Association of Manufacturing says, ‘this is our shot’ to get through the pandemic and get back to normal, which as a sector means being a huge driver for the U.S. economy and creating opportunity for so many people. Metcam has always been a people-first company, from our dedication to our customers to our commitment to protecting the environment for future generations and to always looking out for the well-being of our employees.”
Servicing a number of essential OEMs made Metcam an essential manufacturer, which meant the 2018 Georgia Manufacturer of the Year had to adjust on the fly to all of the operational challenges brought on by the coronavirus in 2020. Safety measures the company implemented included flexible staffing and reduced personnel traffic, disinfectant bottles and refill stations throughout the plant, providing non-contact thermometers for employees showing viral symptoms, and adding lotion to soap dispensers so it takes employees longer to wash their hands.
“We’ve been operating the entire time without a break,” Hagenau told a more than 400-person Next Generation Manufacturing virtual audience. “With that, we’re really tackling the safety practices and procedures pretty hard.”
To show its appreciation for hardworking personnel during the pandemic, Metcam even implemented a Hazard Pay Bonus Program that rewards employees with an extra stipend for each work week of 40 hours or more.
Now it’s stepping up again with the free vaccination event to support the FCHD’smission to help prevent disease and promote health and well-being. FCHD will return to Metcam headquarters on June 28th to administer the second Pfizer vaccine dose.
Metcam is located at 305 Tidwell Circle in Alpharetta, GA (30004). For more information, please contact Jason Freeman, Metcam’s Safety Manager, at Jason@metcam.com.