Oregon Issues “Shelter In Place Order”

To our valued clients, business partners, families, and friends:
As with many states across the U.S., Governor Kate Brown announced yesterday that Oregon will implement an enforceable “Stay-At-Home” order, taking effect immediately.
Given Benchmark’s roles a Critical Infrastructure Workforce (which includes businesses that support the concrete, steel, and wood products industries), Benchmark’s offices and laboratory in Eugene will remain open. In preparation of this, Benchmark has proactively taken steps to assure compliance with the governor’s orders. These actions include, but are not limited to:
  1. Continuing to enable all eligible employees to work remotely where it is possible to do so. Our staff are readily available to support our clients and business partners however we can. Please don’t hesitate to contact us by phone or email if you have a question or need assistance.

  2. Until further notice, the Benchmark laboratory will be staffed by essential management and laboratory personnel only. At this time, we do not anticipate any delays to the processing of laboratory projects. Please don’t hesitate to contact Chris Battin or Aaron Malsch regarding the status of your test project or to submit new projects as needed.

  3. The Benchmark laboratory has implemented additional social distancing and sanitation protocols for essential management and laboratory personnel. These protocols are designed not only to assure compliance to the Governor’s orders for essential businesses, but also to protect the health and safety of our employees and their families.

  4. To assure continuity of services, Benchmark will continue to leverage approved remote assessment technologies in compliance with applicable accreditation and government guidelines.


Read Governor Brown’s Executive Order Here.

While the unprecedented actions that federal, state, and local authorities have needed to take to slow the spread of COVID-19 are necessary, it is nevertheless difficult for all us to feel and see the impact it is having on our communities, families, and friends. We continue to offer our prayers and thoughts of support to each of you.
We are grateful that so many companies believe we are an essential business partner; allowing us to continue to serve each of you when you need it most. We thank you for your confidence and look forward to continuing to provide you with the services and solutions you have come to expect. Rest assured; when you need us we will be on the other end of the phone, at the lab, and all across the globe.  Thank you.