CWI Mandates Coronavirus Vaccine for all Employees

August 12, 2021
For Immediate Release

At Central Wire Industries, we have taken responsibility to provide a safe work environment for all our staff. As a committed employer in our communities, we are particularly aware of the ongoing threat of COVID-19 and have attempted to stay ahead of the virus and mitigate its impact on our workforce, their families, and friends.

Based on that commitment, by October 29, all employees will be required to vaccinate to protect the safety of our team and our community. This decision was made through the Central Wire Industries’ Board of Directors and top leadership teams and will impact CWI locations in North America.

This decision was made after careful consideration from various sources, including healthcare professionals and industry leaders. We are proud to model other companies in their efforts to battle the virus, such as federal and local governments, Amtrak, Disney, Hartford Healthcare, Chicago’s Lurie Children’s Hospital and Canada’s University of Ottawa.

Our facilities and employees mirror the trends of the general population, and we are witnessing the same difficulties, including the Delta variant. However, the efficacy of the coronavirus vaccine has been proven to be crucial in this effort. It is our hope that by requiring the COVID-19 vaccination, we can do our part locally and globally to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

For those employees who may require religious or medical exemptions, we will be reviewing on a case-by-case basis in accordance with all applicable laws.

At CWI locations, vaccination incentive efforts have been in effect for months, from vaccination clinics offered on-site to donation collections powered by employees choosing to be vaccinated.

This policy will be effective immediately, with all employees to be fully vaccinated by October 29, 2021.

Central Wire will schedule on-site vaccination clinics, if possible, or provide paid time away from the workplace to accommodate vaccination scheduling if required.

We ask our employees, our local communities and our industry leaders to do their part in facing this pandemic.

Further inquiries can be directed to Paul From, President and CEO, Central Wire Industries via email at or phone at 613-326-3001.