On Wednesday, May 13th, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced that manufacturing in Maryland may open as of 5:00pm on May 15th, 2020. PRS Guitars subsequently resumed manufacturing the week of May 18th.
PRS reopened with approximately 25% of the workforce as an additional precaution. Throughout the week, staffing was gradually increased, and PRS is now operating with a full production and operations staff. Production volume is expected to ramp more slowly, reaching previous output levels in the coming weeks. Some corporate staff continues to work from home during this time.
During the previous eight weeks of suspended operations, PRS Guitars worked diligently with local and state officials to prepare for the return of its 374 employees – all of whom were kept on payroll and benefits throughout this time. Extensive safety measure were established, including (but not limited to) daily temperature checks for all employees before entering the building, clearly marking the factory floor with one-way traffic “lanes,” spacing work stations a minimum of 6’ apart, providing hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies at each station, modifying breakroom occupancy levels, and securing additional PPE for all employees. Safety continues to be the number one priority as this dynamic time is navigated.
We would like to thank all our employees, customers, vendors, artists, and partners for the overwhelming support during this time. We will get through this together. Music Unites.