GKD-USA Operations Update

March 23, 2020

Dear Valued Customer,

As an important customer of GKD‐USA, Inc., we would like to update you on the status of our operations and the steps that we are taking to mitigate the business risks associated with the COVID19 pandemic.

First, we continue to follow the guidelines set forth by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization. We have implemented procedures to minimize employee contact, increase social distancing and have implemented disinfection of our facilities on a continuous basis. We appreciate the commitment of all our employees, and we can assure you that we are committed to their health, safety and economic success.


GKD‐USA is considered an “Essential” business as defined by the US Department of Homeland Security’s Critical Infrastructure Sectors and The Order of the Governor of the State of Maryland, Number 20‐03‐2301, dated March 23, 2020. GKD‐USA provides products that are essential to our customer’s processes. These processes include the Filtration of Food Products, Chemicals, Oil/Gas and meshes for the Defense industry; Process Conveyor Belts for the Bonding of Nonwovens for Medical Filtration and Hygiene, Food Processing and Filtration and Dewatering by Municipalities; MetalFabrics for Safety and Security in Architecture.

GKD‐USA will continue our manufacturing and services as long as we meet state and federal guidelines. The same is true for our primary weaving operation in Germany as well as our other facilities around the world. Our products are woven from wire sourced from qualified vendors on multiple continents. You can  be assured that we understand how important our products are to your process, and the continuity of your operations are of our utmost concern.

We thank you for your continued business and we look forward to working with you in partnership to navigate through these unprecedented times. We will continue to monitor all developments and will keep you informed of any changes.


Tom Powley