PRD: COMPANY NEWS
Apr 06

Monday April 06, 2020

As you know, we planned to be closed Friday, 4/10 in observance of Good Friday.  In addition, we will be closed Thursday, 4/9 and Monday, 4/13 in order to give those of you that have been working a much needed break.  Friday is a paid holiday, you can, but are not required to use vacation time for Thursday and/or Monday.  

3rd shift will shut-down at 8am Thursday morning, instead of Friday morning.  1st shift will start-up Tuesday morning, instead of Monday morning.

Pay checks (and direct deposit) will still be dated for Thursday, 4/9 - at this time the plan is to distribute them on Wednesday.

We appreciate your efforts through this incredibly challenging time.  You already know that PRD is considered essential due to the manufacture of parts for both transportation and defense.  But did you know a grommet we produce is being utilized in respirators in response to COVID-19?  The work you are doing matters!        



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Apr 06

Monday April 06, 2020

UPDATED 04/06/2020

An office staff member was notified that she had direct contact with someone that tested positive for COVID-19.  Her last contact with that person was Thursday, 3/26.  She has not been tested and at this time she continues to be symptom-free.    

The Health Dept advised her that she could report to work as long as she checked her temperature twice daily.  In an abundance of caution, we have asked her to remain at home for the duration of her 14 day quarantine, which will expire at the end of the day 4/9.  

Please continue to do your part and follow the recommended guidelines to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Cough into your elbow or a tissue
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Stay at least 6 ft apart
  • If you have a fever or are sick, STAY HOME. 



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Apr 02

Thursday April 02, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Expanded FMLA provisions are not retroactive and became effective on 04/01/2020.  The provisions generally apply to full-time and part-time PRD employees.  These benefits are not automatic.  If you think you are eligible, please follow the procedures below to apply.

3 ways to request;

  1. Complete the Emergency Paid Sick Leave or Expanded FMLA request form linked below
  2. Call Sarah (812-329-1038)
  3. Email Sarah (sarah.larue@prd-inc.com)

 Completed forms, provider statements and any other documentation can be submitted by; 

  • Fax (812-279-3867)
  • Email (sarah.larue@prd-inc.com
  • Mail (PRD - 747 Washboard Rd - Springville, IN  47462)
  • Drop off

 
Any approved paid leave will be processed through payroll, is subject to standard payroll deductions (taxes, benefits, child support, garnishments, etc…) and is subject to standard payroll processing cut-off dates. 

Downloadable Forms - Click Links Below 



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Mar 31

Tuesday March 31, 2020

IMPORTANT

According to the Lawrence County and Orange County Health Department, the previously reported confirmed case HAS NOT BEEN TESTED AND IS THEREFORE NOT CONFIRMED TO BE A POSITIVE.  The employee may have been told they had symptoms of the virus and should presume to be positive; but, no test was completed and no result has been reported to either Health Dept.    We are issuing this correction; because, what was reported to PRD at 4pm on 3/30/2020 was a confirmed positive – which was not accurate. 
 
For everyone’s well-being we did confirm with the Health Dept that PRD is following the appropriate protocol to help keep everyone as safe as possible - including regularly scheduled deep cleaning and additional targeted deep cleaning in response to a confirmed case.  We will continue to communicate information as it becomes available.  And we continue to encourage you to make the decision that make sense for your situation.






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Mar 26

Thursday March 26, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act:  Employer Paid Sick Leave and Expanded FMLA

Follow the link below to view the informational poster…
https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/WHD/posters/FFCRA_Poster_WH1422_Non-Federal.pdf

Follow the link below for additional details…
https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/pandemic/ffcra-employee-paid-leave

The form required to request this leave will be posted as soon as possible. 

Please note, if you are employed by ResourceMfg or Express Employment Professionals they are not covered by these changes because they have more than 500 employees.  Please contact them directly if you have questions.



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Mar 25

Wednesday March 25, 2020

United Healthcare - ZERO COPAY Virtual Provider Visits

During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic those of you enrolled in PRD’s health plan can take advantage of FREE Virtual provider visits.  They can diagnose and provide prescriptions for many common illnesses.  Click Here to the attached flyer to get started.

Free resource from United Healthcare

Also, EVERYONE can take advantage of the Emotional Support Line UHC has set up to help anyone dealing with anxiety associated with the Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic.  Available now at 866-342-6892



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Mar 17

Tuesday March 17, 2020

At this time PRD remains open for business. However, it is expected everyone follow the recommended guidelines to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Cough into your elbow or a tissue 
  • Avoid touching your face 
  • Stay at least 3 ft apart 
  • If you have a fever or are sick, STAY HOME.
For the most current information related to the coronavirus, please visit the links below.

https://www.in.gov/coronavirus/

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html



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Oct 06

Friday October 06, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors (MAPP), in partnership with Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), has awarded PRD, Inc. first place in the Indiana Manufacturing Excellence Awards. Second place went to Decatur Plastic Products and third went to TASUS.
 

"All of us at PRD, Inc. are truly honored and grateful for this award. It is great to see the effort of all our employees over the past few years payoff and be recognized," stated Mark Murphy, Vice President and General Manager in Springville based PRD, Inc.



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Dec 31

Wednesday December 31, 2014

PRD and our employees really got into the spirit of Christmas this year resulting in Riley Hospital for Children receiving a donation of over $1,000 ! Our receptionist, Barb Morris, came up with the thoughtful idea. Employees were asked to make a Christmas Ornament to be displayed on the company Christmas tree. Employees were then asked to vote on their favorite at a cost of $0.25 per vote.  The money raised would then be donated in the winner’s name to the charity of his choosing.  The winner, Mat Ritchison, chose Riley Hospital for Children as his recipient charity. All of the ornaments were auctioned in a silent auction after the votes were tallied and that money was donated as well. PRD matched the voting funds equally bringing the total to $1,019 ! What a great example of holiday team work toward a wonderful cause. Riley Hospital has helped countless families and many of us within the PRD family have thankfully benefited. This is a part of our giving back to the amazing staff at Riley.

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Nov 01

Friday November 01, 2013

PRD employees complete RJG scientific molding certification training.

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Jun 17

Monday June 17, 2013

PRD Inc., plans to expand its operations center in Springville, Indiana. Last December PRD committed to invest $3 million to equip its 60,000 square-foot facility in Lawrence County. As part of the project, the company purchased 13 pieces of new equipment that will allow PRD to produce new products including automotive and industrial lighting with LED technology.

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