of our founder,
William C. Bobbs
April 19, 1929-May 12, 2020
Bo-Witt's founder, Mr. William C. Bobbs, Sr., lived his entire adult life in Columbus, IN, although he spent the majority of his summers at his home in his beloved Northport, MI, where he enjoyed sailing, golf, camaraderie and an occasional Velvet Curtain.
Upon graduating from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, he utilized his Ivy League education to join Cummins as an Assistant to the Chairman. A few years later, his entrepreneurial spirit flared and he founded Bo-Witt Products in 1960.
Not many persons have successfully led a Company for 60 years. His engineering, financial and investing acumen allowed Mr. Bobbs to create a Company which has become one of the worldwide leaders in the supply of electrical insulators.
He will be missed by the entire Bo-Witt team. His legacy will live on through all we continue to accomplish. In our 60th year in business, the Bo-Witt Products team hereby dedicates fiscal year 2021 to his memory. Cherrio, Bill!!
BO-WITT PRODUCTS COVID-19 PROTOCOL
In response to the COVID 19 pandemic, the Governor of Indiana has issued several executive orders covering among other things, how businesses and employers are to operate in order to ensure appropriate safeguards are in place to protect the public and employees. A recent Executive Order, #20-26, dated May 1, 2020 and titled "Road Map to Reopen Indiana for Hoosiers, Business and State Government" requires all businesses to develop plans to implement measures and safeguards to ensure a safe working environment. Recommendations in this road map provide the basis for the protocol & safeguards detailed in the PDF below.
PLEASE NOTE: THE COMPANY WILL NOT ALL ANY UNAUTHORIZED OR IMPROMPTU VISITORS WITHIN THE FACILITY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. ALL VISITORS MUST HAVE PRIOR AUTHORIZATION AND ARE ONLY AUTHORIZED TO ENTER THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR ENTRANCE.
In the interest of protecting the health of all employees, suppliers, customers and other authorized visitors, the company expects that each employee and visitor WILL:
1 Practice social distancing guidelines by maintaining a minimum of 6 feet between persons;
2. Stay home when sick;
3, Avoid contact with people who are sick;
4. Use cough and sneeze etiquette;
5. Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds;
6. Clean hands with hand sanitizer that contains at least 605 alcohol;
7. Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands;
8. Do not shake the hands of other persons.
COVID-19 AND THE LAW of UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES
As our Governors, Mayors and Legislators continue to make decisions intended to flatten the curve, impetuous decisions are being made with reckless regard for their consequences. Government leaders, at every level, must contemplate alternative scenarios when making decisions. Those lacking the capability of desire to fully comprehend an issue or its potential ramifications often fall prey to the law of unintended consequences.
Initially, the intended consequence of "stay at home orders" was obvious - to flatten the curve of COVID-19 cases. Unfortunately, such orders are having dire unintended consequences resulting in an unmitigated global economic disaster and negatively impacting the health of millions of our fellow inhabitants from around the globe.
The below article is intended as a thought provoking document. We are not seeking concurrence or validation. Please consider the thoughts of our President, Jon Jacobson as you read. Take care of yourself and your loved ones.