Gibson has announced that it has temporarily closed each of its facilities in the United States, in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
The company shuttered its main, Nashville facilities after Nashville Mayor John Cooper ordered all non-essential businesses to close on March 22 for the 14-day “Safer At Home Order.” In addition, Gibson took the preventative measure of closing its Bozeman, Montana facility.
All of Gibson's hourly factory workers will also receive a $1,000 support payment from the company to assist them during the pandemic.
“At the early stages of this unfortunate and ever-evolving situation, we took a proactive approach to monitoring and prioritizing the health and safety of our entire team around the world,” Gibson CEO James ‘JC’ Curleigh said in a statement. “I am proud of the way our teams have responded and we now shift our focus to supporting each other to get through this together.”
The Gibson Headquarters Team, located in Nashville, will be working remotely throughout the crisis.