ADDRESSING COVID-19 --- ASSURING OUR CUSTOMERS DESIGNATION AS AN ESSENTIAL BUSINESS
(a) State of Ohio Department of Health ‘Stay at Home Order’ dated March 22, 2020, memorandum “Director's Order that All Persons Stay at Home Unless Engaged in Essential Work or Activity”
(b) U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency memorandum dated 19 March 2020 from Director Christopher C. Krebs, Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers during COVID-19 Response
As we navigate together through this COVID-19 national crisis, I wanted to keep you updated on some recent developments. The State of Ohio issued a ‘Stay at Home’ order in reference (a) that outlined “all individuals currently living within the State of Ohio are ordered to stay at home or at their place of residence except as allowed in this Order.” After reviewing reference (a) and the guidelines the State of Ohio used from reference (b), it is determined that BOC Water Hydraulics is designated as an “essential business” and will remain open and supporting our customer’s needs.
Reference(a) and reference (b) state “All businesses and operations in the State, except Essential Businesses and Operations as defined below, are required to cease all activities within the State except Minimum Basic Operations…” and specifically from the State of Ohio order “Para 12v. - Manufacture, distribution, and supply chain for critical products and industries. Manufacturing companies, distributors, and supply chain companies producing and supplying essential products and services in and for industries such as pharmaceutical, technology, biotechnology, healthcare, chemicals and sanitization, waste pickup and disposal, agriculture, food and beverage, transportation, energy, steel and steel products, petroleum and fuel, mining, construction, national defense, communications, as well as products used by other Essential Businesses and Operations.”
BOC Water Hydraulics falls into (6) essential business and operating categories which are underlined in the preceding paragraph.
Our critical essential business customers depend on us to supply products used for sustainment of their business operations; and BOC will continue to support them and 'stands ready' to meet the challenges that we all face as a result of COVD-19.
BOC continues to take proactive steps to ensure the safety and well-being of our employees, as they are our most valuable asset. Following the health and safety guidelines issued by the State of Ohio and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), BOC is exercising an abundance of caution and taking extra steps beyond our everyday measures to ensure we have the safest environment possible:
BOC has ‘compartmentalized’ into small work teams on separate shifts in our machine shop and assembly departments; and anyone who can work from home, is doing just that. All BOC employees have read and understand the guidelines and requirements from the State of Ohio regarding Social Distancing and each employee conducts a daily health assessment every day. I can assure you, BOC Water Hydraulics is in compliance with all required and mandated guidelines and they are reinforced daily to all employees.
At BOC Water Hydraulics, our entire Team stands ready to meet your needs and will remain fully committed to doing our part to support and assist you in sustaining your operations.
Lastly, and for our customer, we appreciate you keeping us advised of any changes in the status of your operations. Call us anytime.
Warm regards for the continued safety of you, your employees and your families.
BOC Features Exclusive Agreement with Reliability Data Network
In an ongoing effort to provide high quality products and customer focused support, BOC is now featuring "Reliability Tracking" on all of its products, thanks to an exclusive agreement with Reliability Data Network (RDN). This agreement enables BOC to ship all products registered on RDN with a proprietary tracking number. This tracking number comes embedded with critical information such as drawings, operation manuals, and order details. Additionally, it allows for downstream tracking of performance and other reliability based information such as parts consumption, equipment uptime, and much more.
"Tracking our valves and related equipment on RDN is a no brainer," BOC President & Owner Todd Olson stated. "We fully stand behind the products we manufacture and have an unrelenting approach to support our customers in any way possible. RDN gives us yet another tool to keep our customers happy, and lets us work closer with them than ever before."
RDN has already proved to be a very valuable tool for numerous BOC customers and we look forward to introducing it to many more throughout the coming months.
If anyone is interested in learning more about the exclusive BOC & RDN partnership, and how it can provide positive impacts in your operations, contact us today!
Another BOC Decoking Valve Heads Into Service
BOC added another Decoking Valve to our impressive installation base, when we recently shipped a 6 x 6 x 3 Decoker to a customer in Argentina. The project was headed up by a great group of BOC employees, including Ed Wrask who led the sales efforts, Jeff DeCort, Sam Trimm, and John Burr were the engineering and design experts, while Ethan Bostwick, Andy Sox, Gary Cox, and Zack Himes teamed up on the manufacturing, assembly and logistics efforts. Many more hands were involved with getting this valve from concept to operation, and we thank them all!
The BOC Decoking Valve continues to be the industry leader in performance and reliability. To learn more about our Decoking Valves, please visit our DV Series webpage.
BOC Celebrates 25th Anniversary
In front of a gathering of more than 125 people, consisting of current & past employees, customers, suppliers, and friends, BOC Owner & President Todd Olson offered remarks about being in business for 25 years and making it to this milestone. "It hasn't always been easy. It has taken a lot of passion, persistence, and patience, but we have built a strong company that produces high quality, dependable components for the steel and gas & oil industries." In his 15 minute speech, Todd took time to recognize every single BOC employee, noting how long they've been with the company and what their duties are. "The people are what makes BOC great. The ingenuity and work ethic of our team is second to none."
After a catered lunch, BOC was presented with four different proclamations, one each from Congressman Bill Johnson, State Rep. Tim Ginter, the office of Senator Rob Portman, and Salem Mayor, John Berlin. Mayor Berlin's proclamation included the announcement that September 21, 2018 was officially known as "BOC Water Hydraulics Day" in the City of Salem.
We want to thank everyone that attended, as well as everyone that sent regards and well wishes. It was a great day celebrating the past 25 years, and an exciting boost for the next 25.
To see photos from the day, please visit: PHOTOS
Petron Corporation Visits BOC for Decoking Valve Testing
BOC has had the great pleasure of hosting representatives from the Philippines based Petron Corporation at our facility in Salem, Ohio. Mr. Domer Rubiano and Mr. Ronnie Guarin traveled to BOC to witness factory testing of the two decoking valves they ordered for their oil refining facility in the Philippines.
Mr. Rubiano and Mr. Guarin spent three days with us going over all aspects of both decoking valves, including in-depth training, product animations, and rigorous high pressure testing.
The two valves will be shipping at the end of July and will be installed in the coming months. We really enjoyed our time with Mr. Rubiano and Mr. Guarin and look forward to continuing our partnership with them and the rest of the Petron Corporation team.
To learn more about BOC’s Decoking Valves, please visit here: BOC Decoking Valves