Tension – St. Clair and Other Paper Manufacturers are Exempt from the Governor’s Executive Order
Tension Will Continue Operations
Updated March 20, 2020
Earlier this week, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf declared a state of emergency that will close all “nonessential businesses” in the state. Tension’s St. Clair manufacturing plant is not impacted by this executive order and will continue to operate. Governor Tom Wolf lists business exemptions which include Converted Paper Product Manufacturing. Tension falls within this category.
Tension Corporation is considered an “essential business” under this declaration, as is the United States Postal Service. They share this important point on their website here:
In addition, the Postal Service is an essential service for purposes of its compliance with state or municipality shelter-in-place orders or other social distancing restrictions. The Postal Service delivers medications, social security checks, and is the leading delivery service for on-line purchases. The statute that created the Postal Service begins with the following sentence. “The United States Postal Service shall be operated as a basic and fundamental service provided to the people by the Government of the United States, authorized by the Constitution, created by an Act of Congress, and supported by the people.” 39 U.S.C. §101(a).
Tension is taking every precaution to keep our Associates safe and healthy while continuing to meet the needs of our customers. This is a very fluid situation. As necessary, we will continue to share all relevant updates.