We Remain open
Lawn Care Operators, Landscapers, Golf Course Maintenance, Garden Centers and Greenhouses were granted an exemption by Gov. Tim Walz from the stay-at-home order.
Tessman is happy to announce that Gov. Walz has finally made the decision to allow our industry to get back to work. You can find his clarifications by click on the link below.
We remain open and ready to help you in any way. As a reminder, please call ahead any will-call orders. Upon arrival to our warehouse, call our main line and we will bring your order to you. This will help us all to stay healthy so we can continue to work and stay open.
St. Paul: 651-487-3850
LCO’s and Greenhouses: MNLA has received a further lawncare and landscape clarification to Gov. Walz’ stay-at-home order in MN. From their website:
From MN GCSAA:
Thank you to those who have already filled out the DEED Application form as requested last Friday and Saturday. The auto response was not good, “…you do not qualify for a Critical Sector worker exemption”.
However, we only began the concerted push on Friday at noon. Also, a unified letter from the Allied Golf Associations Committee had only been e-post marked late in the day Friday. This document went to select legislators, agency heads and the Governor’s office. The individual processing the DEED form may not have been able to change the return message. It is my hope that over the next 24 hours we will be heard by the proper people who can add golf course maintenance to the list.
Of note: Unlike other green industry sectors, lawn care and new landscape construction, golf course maintenance has yet to be specifically listed “not exempt” on the Critical Business list. Also, only one other state in the entire Nation does not allow maintenance to continue, Michigan.
If you have yet to fill out the DEED Form as requested by the Governor’s office, please do so now to have golf course maintenance added to the Minnesota Critical Business list. To help you do do this, here is the link to the form that MUST BE FILLED FOR EACH BUSINESS:
Once you have filled out the business information, please copy and paste the linked message. This is important:
Please be assured that the Allied Golf Association Committee continues to have conversations about the best “next step”. If you wish to talk with your ‘home address’ legislator, here are links to connect with the House of Representatives and Senate. Search for your legislator based on your home address as your vote carries weight. Search for your business address as the local golf course economy is also extremely important.
Scott Thayer, President MGCSA
The Tessman Company highly recommends you send an email to your state representative, as we understand how critical this time of year is for golf courses.
Update: 3-26-2020 Essential Business in Minnesota!
Clarify Golf Maintenance Petition
The MN Chapter of the GCSAA is asking Gov. Tim Walz for clarification of golf course maintenance.
Please check back here often for updates.
WE ARE OPEN.
Will-Call and Delivery Update
We continue to assess our customer and employee needs during this unprecedented time and are making adjustments effective immediately to facilitate a healthy environment for you and our staff.
Please be aware: If the governors of Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota shut down all non-essential business, Tessman is registered under the Department of Agriculture meaning we will be classified as essential business and remain open. In order for us to confidently do so, we are making some changes to facilitate continuation of goods and services.
No-touch Will Calls & Deliveries
Please call ahead all orders at this time. When you arrive to the branch, please call the office upon arrival. We will bring the order to you or place it curbside. Electronic confirmations will be sent for the transaction. Signatures are not required on invoices at this time.
We will no longer require customer signatures on Bill of Ladings, however will provide you a one-way document if needed. Otherwise, your paperwork will be sent electronically.
Thank you for your understanding, and we sincerely appreciate your business and patience as we navigate this together.
The Tessman Company