BY: DAVID SHEPHERD, NEWS DIRECTOR
JASPER -- Kimball International isn’t shutting down despite rumors circulating on social media.
"We have closed our showrooms which are located in metro-locations around the United States," says Lonnie Nicholson, head of Kimball here in Jasper. He tells WITZ Radio News the company has gone into a remote work mode, asking employees to work from home if they can.
"Both of those protocols are effective for the next two weeks. Our HQ facilities in Jasper remain open for business-critical roles, and our manufacturing facilities throughout the United States are operating as usual."
Nicholson says employees should stay home if they are sick and, again, work from home if they can.
He added the health and safety of the company’s workers and the community are paramount.