April 9, 2020


What is an Essential Business?

At the start of COVID-19, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) assessed industries and businesses to determine what would be deemed essential. Examples of industries that were deemed essential include communications, food and agriculture, emergency services and critical manufacturing. According to the CISA, the work American Woodmark does will help the nation continue to function economically post-COVID-19.

Where is the list of essential businesses?

If you are interested in learning more, the government-developed list can be found here.

How are cabinets essential?

By producing the cabinets that go in homes across the country, we support the supply chain of building materials from production through application and installation. Without the continued production of cabinets, new homeowners would be unable to complete their purchase. Without closings, the housing industry will grind to a halt and take significant time to rebound.

How is it safe to stay open?

It is important that we uphold safety precautions at all times. For the foreseeable future, we plan to continue these COVID-19 safety restrictions and guidelines to keep our employees as safe as possible.