According to multiple reports, ag equipment manufacturers are opening their facilities in North Dakota and will be implementing strict guidelines to create safer work environments for employees during the pandemic.

 A report from KVRR said CNH Industrial would be re-opening its plant in Fargo on May 5 and allowing almost 600 employees to return to work. Union leaders said they had come to an agreement with the manufacturer on ensuring that employees would be safe on the job.

A report from the Bismarck Tribune said Doosan Bobcat had re-opened its North Dakota plants in Bismarck, Gwinner and Wahpeton, N.D., following a two week shutdown as they put new safety measures in place. These measures include providing employees with face shields, making hand sanitizer available in common areas and shutting down plant tours. Around 2,200 employees were affected by the shutdown of Doosan Bobcat’s North Dakota plants.

For a list of all ag equipment manufacturer announcements pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic, click here.