Management at Blackthorn has received clarification from Ohio officials via the Ohio Precast Concrete Association (OPCA) that precast concrete manufacturers and the supply chain supporting them are considered “essential” businesses and are therefore exempt from the “Stay at Home” order issued by the Ohio Department of Health on March 22, 2020. Thus, Blackthorn — as an essential supplier for precast concrete producers — will remain open and continue its business operations unless specifically directed otherwise by government officials.

Blackthorn will continue to comply with the recommended practices laid out by the Ohio Department of Health in item 18 of the “Stay at Home” order. In addition to these practices, Blackthorn has implemented a policy that all visitors, including drivers making pickups & deliveries at our physical location, will not permitted to enter the building.

Rest assured that all of us at Blackthorn understand the gravity of this public health crisis and are taking the necessary precautions to ensure health and safety in and out of the workplace.