Our Valued Friends,

Horizon Nut Company puts the health and well-being of our employees and customers first. Our main objective is to keep our employees safe and keep Horizon Nut in operation so that we can continue to provide pistachios for our customers and jobs for our employees. We are monitoring the news regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) and are taking steps to help minimize our risk of exposure to this virus.

Every day we operate our business under very strict employee and food safety programs. Our disciplined approach allows us to continuously provide our customers with a safe, high quality product. In response to the current situation we have taken additional measures to help protect our employees and our product.

We have educated our employees on the importance of staying home if they have any signs of illness or have been exposed to a sick individual. We understand the financial impact this can have on a family and are working with our employees to help them through this time. Our employees are the backbone of our company. We will continue to educate them on hygiene and infection control practices and provide them with a safe work environment.

We are restricting access to our facilities in order to reduce the exposure to our employees. We are conducting all meetings with outside parties off-site or by phone. We have asked our employees that can perform their duties remotely to work from home. Our goal is to minimize any disruption to our business by limiting the potential for exposure.

We appreciate our relationships with all our customers, vendors, and friends. Our management team is dedicated to navigating through this challenging time with as little disruption to all our lives and businesses. We will continue to process, pack and ship all customer contracts to the best of our abilities. We are staying informed of any issues at our local and overseas ports, as well as trying to anticipate any obstacles ahead of us. If we become aware of any issues, we will keep you updated as soon as possible.

We will stay abreast of all recommendations from our local, state, and federal agencies. We will continue to implement best practices to provide a safe workplace for our employees and a safe product to our customers.

Very best regards,

Joel Perkins
CEO
Horizon Nut Company