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General Pipe Cleaners is up and running again

In a reversal, Pennsylvania company says its equipment is 'sorely needed.'

BY HBSDealer Staff

General Pipe Cleaners has resumed operations.

The move comes after emergency weekend reviews of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s business closure directives in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Because General is not on the governor’s list of manufacturing companies ordered to close under the emergency orders that went into effect March 20, and because many of our customers are considered essential businesses, we made the decision to resume operations,” Dunbar said.

“The fact that we manufacture machines that are sorely needed at this time and that we have been given the green light to operate means that we have to do our part to stay open and stay healthy,” he added.

“To that end, many of our workers, for various reasons related to compromised health risks, will not be reporting to work during this crisis. This will limit our abilities to ship product,” Dunbar cautioned.

The McKees Rocks, Pa.-based company said it continues to follow the coronavirus situation closely – and to monitor guidance and directives from federal, state, and local government officials.

The company previously announced on Friday that it would temporarily close, under the governor’s orders.

“The situation remains fluid,” Dunbar continued, adding that General will issue updates to “any changes to our status as soon as they become available.”

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