Carteret Terminal

Coronavirus Update from Matrix

These are certainly extraordinary times. The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has resulted in unprecedented changes to the ways in which the world is living and working. Combined with the recent announcement of a crude oil price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia that has shocked oil markets and global economies, it is a time of uncertainty for everyone, including our clients in the energy and industrial markets on whose services the world depends. At Matrix, we’re proud that our response plan allows us to remain fully operational. And we’re especially proud to be standing on the frontlines with our clients to support their critical infrastructure needs while keeping our employees and others safe.  

Supporting North America’s critical energy and industrial infrastructure

With nearly 4,000 administrative and craft people working remotely across North America, in Australia and South Korea, and on jobsites across the country, our teams continue to provide critical services to our clients including:

  • Multi-discipline engineering
  • Fabrication and procurement
  • Construction
  • Cycle-ending and non-cycle ending turnarounds
  • Maintenance and repair
  • Industrial cleaning
  • Emergency response services
  • Engineered products for the aboveground storage market

Our operations are fully functional, and we stand ready to help.

Keeping our employees and others safe.

We are committed to the health, safety and well-being of our employees, subcontractors and suppliers, clients, and the communities in which we live and work.  Beyond our daily focus on achieving and maintaining a zero-incident safety performance, this commitment also means responding quickly and decisively to incidents like Coronavirus (COVID-19).

As we monitor this outbreak daily, the business continuity and operational changes we have implemented are designed to minimize the exposure, potential contraction and spread of COVID-19 for our people and those with whom we interact. These changes include:

  • Practicing the CDC’s social distancing guidelines in our offices and on our project sites.
  • Reinforcing proper hygiene and increasing cleaning and disinfection of work locations and equipment.
  • Restricting all airline travel and closely monitoring employees who may have been exposed.
  • Limiting access to our offices and project sites by outside suppliers, vendors, and others to include only essential guests.
  • Employing screening procedures for employees, visitors and others in our offices and on our project sites prior to entry.
  • Leveraging our state-of-the-art technology to allow our engineers and other administrative employees to work remotely from home.
  • Working collaboratively with our clients regarding their plans to monitor and address this pandemic event in their offices and on their project sites, and ensuring our employees are aware of and adhere to such requirements.
  • Maintaining contact with our subcontractors, suppliers and vendors to mitigate disruption to our supply chain.

These practices are in place until further notice.

Our priority remains the safety and well-being of our employees, clients, subcontractors and suppliers, and the communities in which we live and work, and our thoughts are with those experiencing difficulty at this time.

Subcontractors and suppliers: Read more here about our requirements related to this outbreak.


According to the CDC, actions you can take help prevent the spread of COVID-19, a respiratory virus, include:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. See CDC’s handwashing guide. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands – and clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue. See CDC’s cough and sneeze etiquette guide.

What to do if you suspect infection

According to the CDC, signs and symptoms of COVID-19 infection include fever, cough and shortness of breath. As with any cold or flu, if you suspect infection, the CDC recommends that you avoid contact with others and seek medical advice (call ahead before you go to the doctor’s office or emergency room and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms).

Staying up to date

For the latest information on the COVID-19, you can follow updates from the CDC.