April 22, 2020 I Coronavirus
Guitar Center Reopens Kansas City Distribution Center
Guitar Center has announced that its Guitar Center eCommerce Fulfillment Center in Kansas City, Missouri, reopened on April 22. The facility was temporarily closed per a city ordinance.
A Guitar Center spokesperson stated, “We appreciate the involvement of the mayor’s office in recognizing the facility’s role in providing supplies to educational institutions, instructors and students, as well as providing all musicians with a source of products delivered directly to their homes. Our operations allow us to further musical education with our online lessons programs and support customers who depend on their music for income, self-expression and solace. In this time of disruption to our way of life, we all recognize the importance of music and music-making in society and we are thankful for Mayor Lucas’ actions to allow us to safely assist in filling the world with music. We also greatly appreciate the assistance of the Kansas City Health Department in coordinating with us to review our safety protocols at the facility. Associate safety is Guitar Center’s top priority.”
The reopening comes approximately three weeks after the company furloughed 9,000 employees due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.