Coronavirus Response 3-31-2020

Dudek & Bock will be shut down starting Friday, April 3 through Sunday, April 12.
Employees will be paid during this period:
Friday, April 3: CV Response Act sick leave pay
Monday, April 6 – Thursday, April 9 : CV Response Act sick leave pay
Good Friday, April 10: Holiday pay

We will continue to work through this Thursday, April 2, to ship as much product as possible to stay ahead of our customers’ needs.

Tentatively, the plant will reopen on Monday, April 13.

Thank you to our dedicated employees!

Coronavirus Response 3-16-2020

The company wants you to be aware of what we are doing:

  • Bathrooms, doorknobs, tables in the break room, and other hard surfaces are being cleaned more frequently.
  • We are supplying hand sanitizer and anti-bacterial wipes, but we have recently had problems obtaining them as stores are sold out. Notify your supervisor if you need more. 70% rubbing alcohol can be used on hands if soap and water or hand sanitizer is not available. Surfaces can be disinfected with a bleach solution of 1/3 cup bleach to 1 gallon water.
  • We are limiting meetings with outside parties, and will be asking visitors to state whether they have traveled outside the country within the past two weeks.

Things you can do:

  • Do not come to work if you feel ill.
  • Continue to follow call-in procedures (call your supervisor before or at the start of your shift.) This allows us to shift employees to hot jobs if necessary.
  • If you are ill for 3 or more days (other than for COVID-19) you will not be required to bring a doctor’s note. Health clinics and doctor’s offices will be busy, so we want to ease the pressure on them.
  • Return the form that will be given to you by your supervisor asking for your cell phone number and e-mail address. We may need this in the unlikely event we have a case of COVID-19 and have to shut down temporarily.
  • Continue to use good hygiene: Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or more; Cough into your elbow if you do not have a tissue; Try to maintain at least three feet and preferably six feet space from co-workers; Avoid shaking hands.

Bob Funk Retires

Bob Funk, Industrial Engineer with Dudek & Bock, retired after almost 20 years of service.  Bob joined the Dudek & Bock team in 1998. Over the years Bob was responsible for numerous tasks, including plant layout, machine placement, product packaging, development of standards, and too many reports to count! We wish Bob well in this new phase of his life.

Pictured below are Bob Funk and John Dudek, President of Dudek & Bock.


Eugene Bochnak Retires After 50+ Years

Dudek and Bock bid farewell to Eugene Bochnak, who retired after over 50 years of service to the company. Eugene joined Dudek and Bock in 1966. He worked for the company in several departments, and retired as a Toolmaker in our Brake Spring Department. He was joined by his co-workers, as well as members of the Dudek and Bochnak families for a retirement celebration. His dedication, expertise, and extensive experience will be missed. His colleagues will miss him personally as well, as a nicer co-worker cannot be found. Eugene, we wish you the best!

The Bat Passes From John Wrona to Jack Tchorz

The Team Player Bat is a long-standing tradition at Dudek & Bock to recognize employees who go ‘above and beyond’ as part of the Dudek & Bock team. In October 2017, John Wrona (left), our Facilities Manager passed the bat to Engineer Jack Tchorz. Dudek & Bock President John Dudek and Human Resources Manager Katie O’Leary preside over the Passing of the Bat ceremony.