Essential Infrastructure Company
On March 19 th , 2020, the Department of Homeland Security issued a memorandum on the Identification of Essential and Critical Infrastructure Workers During COVID-19 Response. The DHS included in its listing of essential operations “…industries… supporting pharmaceuticals, technology, biotechnology, healthcare, chemicals & sanitization, waste pickup and disposal, agriculture, food & beverage, transportation, energy, steel and steel products, petroleum and fuel, mining, construction, national defense, communications as well as other Essential Businesses & Operations.”
Cogbill Construction, LLC, a construction, metal fabrication, manufacturing and maintenance company, falls under the definition of “essential” under several categories of the DHS definition. These categories include:
The Agricultural Industry (customers: fertilizer and chemical plants).
Petroleum & Fuel (customers: oil refineries, pipelines, fuel transportation, etc.).
Electric Generation Industry (customers: electric companies).
Water and Wastewater Industry (customers: water refining, water reservoirs).
Chemical Industries (customers: chemical plants).
Railroad Infrastructure (customers: rail and rail car maintenance companies).
Marine and Vessel Industry (customers: ship fabricators and ship maintenance).
Manufacturing, Construction, and Steel Products Industries (Cogbill is a manufacturing, construction and steel fabrication company, and it supports other manufacturing, construction and steel fabrication companies).
As such, and until further notice, we will continue our operations under new and improved policies and guidelines, regarding our interaction with vendors, customers and the general public, geared specifically towards limiting the spread of the coronavirus. We will continue to offer our customers, who are “essential” by the DHS definition, our “essential” technical products and services, thus enabling us to play our role in supporting the security and resiliency of the U.S. economy and its critical infrastructure.
Wallace Cogbill Jr.
President & CEO