StarMark Cabinetry reopens after two-week COVID-19 shutdown
April 28, 2020 | 2:10 pm CDT
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - StarMark Cabinetry, a subsidiary of cabinet giant MasterBrand, has reopened its South Dakota facility after being shut down for two weeks. The closure was prompted by two employees testing positive for COVID-19.
A MasterBrand spokesperson said the company phased all employees back to work over the course of a day. All 540 employees received face coverings. A modified schedule will be implemented in order to train supervisors on additional safety protocols.
The company said at the time of the closure:
“Although there have only been two confirmed cases of COVID-19 within our workforce, we have been evaluating developments in the area and believe this is an important step to take not just for our employees, but for the public health of the Sioux Falls community we are proud to call home,” MasterBrand said in its statement.
In September 2019, StarMark laid off 42 employees because of lower demand.
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