Image via Gibson’s Facebook page.
On Mar. 20, Gibson closed all of its U.S.-based operations, including its headquarters in Nashville, due to coronavirus concerns.
According to a press release, Gibson made the decision “in alignment with other Nashville-based factories and the broader guitar manufacturing industry across the USA.”
In addition, the company has announced that they will provide all hourly factory workers with a stipend. “With this current, and uncertain situation, Gibson’s leadership has also decided to provide all Gibson hourly factory workers with a $1000 Gibson support payment to help get the team through this difficult time,” read a press release.
“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,” said James ‘JC’ Curleigh, CEO of Gibson, in a press release. “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.”
For more information, visit gibson.com.