Press Release



For Immediate Release

04/27/2020

Dramm's Response to Covid-19


Hello,

It is a little over a month since our first statement in response to the effects of the spread of the covid-19 virus. It is hard to believe how different our lives have become in such a short period.

First off, our heartfelt sympathy to anyone who has experienced the serious illness or death of loved ones. Like nearly every place on the planet, cases are being registered in the region where our business headquarters is located (NE Wisconsin). However, at Dramm we have been fortunate in avoiding any direct cases of our colleagues and their family members.

We have taken as many precautions to date and we are continuing to explore creative solutions for maintaining as safe a work environment as possible. I firmly believe that this will be an existing threat to the world for an extended period and will only be manageable once we have effective testing and treatments. Once that turning point has been reached, we will need to continue practicing safe social interactions but until then we must be hyper-vigilant in taking precaution to avoid exposure and spreading of the virus.

As I have told my colleagues, there is a light at the end of the tunnel and we will emerge from this challenge even if that light is presently hard to discern. Furthermore, if we stick together we will emerge from it in our strongest form. We must support one another in ways we are not accustom to, but support we must. This means care and aid for our loved ones who need it most but also for our neighbors and communities. In our simple acts of extra precautions - maintaining distances, minimizing trips to essential businesses, etc. - we are expressing our care and mutual respect even if that feels insincere or foreign. This will ensure our united emergence from this tunnel.

With that in mind, an update on Dramm's endeavors:

We are continuing our operations and fulfilling orders for their requested ship dates. We have not experienced any significant disruptions from any supply chain vendors but this something we are watching carefully and maintaining stronger lines of communication with our vendors.

We hope your business and local garden centers are finding creative ways to meet the demands of the marketplace. There are many good indications from around the country that there are more of us than ever who are planning on gardening with renewed vigor this year. So, we know the demand remains and is probably growing and therefore we need creative, safe, coordinated efforts to supply that demand. To that end, Dramm is here to support you.

Happy gardening - take care and be well!



For Immediate Release
03/19/2020

Dramm's Response to Covid-19


Hello,

My guess is that there are very few people outside of Dramm facilities and our immediate business partners who are concerned about Dramm's Covid-19 policies and plans - let's face it, you have much greater concerns at present - but for those of you who are, we appreciate your interest and attention.

Dramm is continuing its operations, not as usual but continuing none the less. We are taking extra precautions and monitoring the status of our employees on a daily basis. Presently, we have not had to shift or alter our hours of operations or other daily logistics. Of course, each day brings new updates and events and our situation remains 'fluid' as it does everywhere.

Dramm maintains a long-term perspective, knowing activity and community engagement in America will bounce back at some point in the future. I want to assure our immediate distributor and dealer community customers that we are striving to and succeeding in fulfilling all orders on time. Additionally, I want to assure the consumer gardening community that we are supporting your local garden centers and hardware retailers to ensure our products will be available to you this spring and summer. It is important to take care in leaving your home and exposing yourself to the outside world, but it is also important to maintain leisurely and therapeutic aspects of normal life. Dramm wants to help you continue to find joy and fulfillment in your garden.

Now, I recommend you take a deep breath and look around the space where you may be reading this - reflect upon your life and your values. Remind yourself of the joy you find in your family, your pets, your community, and your home (as you're likely spending a disproportionate amount of time there currently). Then, once you have hugged (or at least smiled and spoken with) your loved ones and petted your furry family members, find a house or outdoor plant and reflect on it. They are simple parts of our lives but in times like these their value can shine through the negative haze coming from larger events in the world.

Finally, for those of you who are blood donors, I encourage you to donate today or as soon as you are again eligible. There are many new treatments that are being tested that may rely on blood supplies. In today's White House briefing, Vice Admiral Jerome Adams, MD stressed the safety features being implemented by the Red Cross and other approved donation centers. In his words, "social distancing does not have to mean social disengagement".

Take care, be well, continue to seek joy in the simple aspects of life.

Hans Dramm and The Dramm Family



Press Release



For Immediate Release

04/27/2020

Dramm's Response to Covid-19


Hello,

It is a little over a month since our first statement in response to the effects of the spread of the covid-19 virus. It is hard to believe how different our lives have become in such a short period.

First off, our heartfelt sympathy to anyone who has experienced the serious illness or death of loved ones. Like nearly every place on the planet, cases are being registered in the region where our business headquarters is located (NE Wisconsin). However, at Dramm we have been fortunate in avoiding any direct cases of our colleagues and their family members.

We have taken as many precautions to date and we are continuing to explore creative solutions for maintaining as safe a work environment as possible. I firmly believe that this will be an existing threat to the world for an extended period and will only be manageable once we have effective testing and treatments. Once that turning point has been reached, we will need to continue practicing safe social interactions but until then we must be hyper-vigilant in taking precaution to avoid exposure and spreading of the virus.

As I have told my colleagues, there is a light at the end of the tunnel and we will emerge from this challenge even if that light is presently hard to discern. Furthermore, if we stick together we will emerge from it in our strongest form. We must support one another in ways we are not accustom to, but support we must. This means care and aid for our loved ones who need it most but also for our neighbors and communities. In our simple acts of extra precautions - maintaining distances, minimizing trips to essential businesses, etc. - we are expressing our care and mutual respect even if that feels insincere or foreign. This will ensure our united emergence from this tunnel.

With that in mind, an update on Dramm's endeavors:

We are continuing our operations and fulfilling orders for their requested ship dates. We have not experienced any significant disruptions from any supply chain vendors but this something we are watching carefully and maintaining stronger lines of communication with our vendors.

We hope your business and local garden centers are finding creative ways to meet the demands of the marketplace. There are many good indications from around the country that there are more of us than ever who are planning on gardening with renewed vigor this year. So, we know the demand remains and is probably growing and therefore we need creative, safe, coordinated efforts to supply that demand. To that end, Dramm is here to support you.

Happy gardening - take care and be well!



For Immediate Release
03/19/2020

Dramm's Response to Covid-19


Hello,

My guess is that there are very few people outside of Dramm facilities and our immediate business partners who are concerned about Dramm's Covid-19 policies and plans - let's face it, you have much greater concerns at present - but for those of you who are, we appreciate your interest and attention.

Dramm is continuing its operations, not as usual but continuing none the less. We are taking extra precautions and monitoring the status of our employees on a daily basis. Presently, we have not had to shift or alter our hours of operations or other daily logistics. Of course, each day brings new updates and events and our situation remains 'fluid' as it does everywhere.

Dramm maintains a long-term perspective, knowing activity and community engagement in America will bounce back at some point in the future. I want to assure our immediate distributor and dealer community customers that we are striving to and succeeding in fulfilling all orders on time. Additionally, I want to assure the consumer gardening community that we are supporting your local garden centers and hardware retailers to ensure our products will be available to you this spring and summer. It is important to take care in leaving your home and exposing yourself to the outside world, but it is also important to maintain leisurely and therapeutic aspects of normal life. Dramm wants to help you continue to find joy and fulfillment in your garden.

Now, I recommend you take a deep breath and look around the space where you may be reading this - reflect upon your life and your values. Remind yourself of the joy you find in your family, your pets, your community, and your home (as you're likely spending a disproportionate amount of time there currently). Then, once you have hugged (or at least smiled and spoken with) your loved ones and petted your furry family members, find a house or outdoor plant and reflect on it. They are simple parts of our lives but in times like these their value can shine through the negative haze coming from larger events in the world.

Finally, for those of you who are blood donors, I encourage you to donate today or as soon as you are again eligible. There are many new treatments that are being tested that may rely on blood supplies. In today's White House briefing, Vice Admiral Jerome Adams, MD stressed the safety features being implemented by the Red Cross and other approved donation centers. In his words, "social distancing does not have to mean social disengagement".

Take care, be well, continue to seek joy in the simple aspects of life.

Hans Dramm and The Dramm Family