Tri Star Metals remains open and fully operational during this pandemic.  We are doing everything in our power to educate and protect our team members while continuing to support our valued customers.  Our highly engineered specialty metal products are the backbone of America’s essential markets including but not limited to medical, aerospace, food and water services, and hygiene.  We recently received our first order from a customer for small diameter specialty bar that will be used to build ventilators.  Their starting material will be produced at our Freeport, IL manufacturing facility making our operations more critical than ever.

We conducted a survey of our customer base to identify how many of our customers are remaining open as they are essential to our nation’s infrastructure.  Of the 169 respondents, 156 (92%) of them remain operational while just 13 (8%) are in temporary closure.

Tri Star Metals is committed to keep our Team Members, Customers, and Suppliers informed with the most up to date information relating to COVID-19.  Click on the bold links below to open related documents.  Please visit our website regularly for current details!


Mar 13, 2021 Update

B Riley Automotive Infographic – Impact of Covid on Automotive Sector


May 28, 2020 Update

Link to PPE Supplies Available for Purchase 


May 4, 2020 Update

State and Local Covid Status – Breakdown with Links to All Docs


April 30, 2020 Update

Goldman Sachs – Reopening Economy and Risks of Additional Waves


April 24, 2020 Update

CDC – Running Essential Errands


April 13, 2020 Update

TSM Covid-19 Update from our President


April 6, 2020 Update

Rapid Ratings – State of Supply Chain Survey


April 3, 2020 Update

CDC  – Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility

CDC – Coronavirus and Travel in the US

CDC – Keeping the Workplace and Home Safe


April 1, 2020 Update

Covid-19 Tracker (Bing)


March 30, 2020 Update

CDC Update US Number of Cases


March 29, 2020 Update

IHME Covid-19 Projections


March 24, 2020 Update

India on Total Lockdown for 21 Days

How to Identify if Illinois Business is Considered Essential

Stephenson County / Freeport Updates


March 23, 2020 Update

Why Italy?


March 22, 2020 Update

Illinois Interactive Map to Coronavirus Cases

Johns Hopkins Global Count with Interactive Map


March 21, 2020 Update

TSM Continues Operations as an Essential Business


March 20, 2020 Update

State of Illinois – Executive Order 2020-10 (Shelter in Place)

State of Pennsylvania – Life Sustaining Businesses Exempt from Shutdown

Department of Defense – Defense Industrial Base Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce

CISA (Dept of Homeland Security) – Memorandum on Identification of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers


MARCH 19, 2020 Update

TSM Covid-19 Initial Action Plan