Please click on a Site below for information about the work schedule for your location

POSTED ON (6-22-20)

BCBSM Wellness Program - New Deadline Date 10/30/2020

TRAM 2020 Wellness Program

TRAM 2020 Wellness Program To-Do List

POSTED ON (6-11-20)

PayFlex Election Changes COVID-19

POSTED ON (6-1-20)

Associate Medical Insurance Payroll Deduction

Back in March, the Company decided to keep all your benefits and insurance coverage in place while stopping your medical payroll deduction, which is normally taken from your paycheck. Since then, the Company has been covering the cost of your medical deductions for you.

Now that the majority of our Associates have returned to work, the Company will resume the medical deduction from your paycheck starting on the pay date of June 26, 2020. If you are on Voluntary Time Off (VTO) or on an unpaid leave and therefore have no earnings from the Company, we will not be able to take the deduction from your paycheck. In this case you will be responsible for making up on the missed medical deductions starting with the pay date of June 26, 2020 and moving forward. Please contact your location’s Human Resources Department so they can provide you with options and direction on how the missed deduction can be paid to the Company.

POSTED ON (5-6-20)

The TRAM Group has undertaken many efforts to provide a safe work environment for Associates upon returning to work. Please click on your location’s tab above to see location specific information about health and safety measures that have been put in place.

Please plan to return to work according to your location’s specific return to work schedule listed below.

TRMI:

* A limited number of Associates will be needed when production resumes on May 18th. TRMI Supervisors will contact and inform those Associates who are required to report to work. You will need to be available to work when scheduled and TRMI will do our best to provide as much notice as possible. If you are not contacted by TRMI, there is no need for you to return to work on this date. Finally, if you are contacted and do not respond, you will still be considered scheduled to work.

TAC:
* A limited number of Associates are needed starting on Monday, May 18th. TAC HR will contact and inform those Associates who are needed to report on Monday, May 18th. If you are not contacted by TAC HR there is no need for you to return to work on these dates. Please wait until you are contacted before you return to work. Finally, if you are informed to return to work and do not respond, you will still be considered scheduled to work.

TRIN:

* A limited number of TRIN Members will be needed for the above listed startup date. TRIN HR will contact and inform those TRIN Members who are needed to report on either Monday May 11th or Monday May 18th. If you are not contacted by TRIN HR there is no need for you to return to work on this date. Please wait until you are contacted before you return to work. Finally, if you are informed to return to work and do not respond, you will still be considered scheduled to work.

* Please do not report to work earlier than 30 minutes prior to your scheduled start time.

TRAM:

* A limited number of TRAM Associates will be needed for the above listed date. TRAM Supervisors will contact and inform those Associates who are required work. You will need to be available to work when scheduled and TRAM will do our best to provide as much notice as possible. If you are not contacted by TRAM, then there is no need for you to return to work on this date. Finally, if you are informed to return to work and do not respond, you will still be considered scheduled to work.

Our company has been designated as a Critical Infrastructure Employer along with Toyota, Ford, Subaru, Nissan and our other Customers.

Critical Infrastructure employers have been granted an exception to the Governor’s stay at home order. This means that we can work to run production even while the Governor’s stay at home order is active.

Toyota is starting production on May 11, 2020 but Toyota will not need our parts until the week of May 18th in order to run production, therefore our companies will be starting production according to the schedule provided above.

Please plan to report to work according to the schedule above.

Below is a link to a letter explaining that you are considered a critical infrastructure worker. Please visit your location’s section of this website to get more information specific to your work site. Your location has a link to a Critical Infrastructure Team Identification letter that you can provide to law enforcement if necessary.

Critical Infrastructure Notification Letter - All US Associates

Please continue to check the TRAMGROUP website daily for updates.

TRAM Group Management


POSTED ON (4-16-20)

Associate Benefits and Health Insurance Payroll Deduction

During this unprecedented time, the Company has made a conscious decision to maintain and keep all benefits in place for our Associates, even though the majority of people are not working at this time.

This includes, health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, and more. We have also chosen to stop the payroll contribution for /health insurance for all Associates as of the pay period beginning 3/30/20 (you will see this on the 4/17/2020 pay date). The Company is paying this cost during this very difficult time, and we will not “catch up” this deduction when we return to work. The regular deduction will be put back in place in May 2020, after a firm return to work date is established.

Again, all benefits for all Regular Associates in TRAM, TRIN, TRMI and TAC are in place and fully in force at this time.

Note for TRIN Associates only: If your Insurance deduction comes out of your check for pay period beginning 3/30/20, we will reimburse you on the next payroll check possible. TRIN had already ran payroll before the decision was made to cancel having the deductions taken.

Thank you for understanding.

POSTED ON (4-16-20)

Please click the link for information on 401k Withdrawal Options

Please click the link for information on 401k Loan Repayment Suspension

POSTED ON (3-31-20)

Questions & Answers About Recent Laws That Passed

We have received some questions regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Response, and Economic Security Act (CARES) and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFRCA) that were recently passed by the US Congress and signed by President Trump. Below are the questions and answers:

Question 1 - Does the Coronavirus Aid, Response and Economic Security Act (CARES) apply to the TRAM Group Companies and Associates?

Answer: Yes
Question 2 - Does the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) apply to the TRAM Group Companies and Associates?

Answer: No
The Federal Government looks at the structure of our companies in the US and uses what is called “Integrated Employer Test”. The Government looks at the following criteria with the “Integrated Employer” test to determine if we are an Integrated Employer or not: Since the answers to the 4 questions above for our US companies is clearly yes, we are considered an integrated employer and therefore we are required to add the Associates from all US locations together. This results in the TRAM Group being well over the 500 employee threshold. Because we are over the 500 employee threshold, the Federal Government will not allow us to participate in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

POSTED ON (5-20-20)

Memorial Day Holiday Pay

POSTED ON (5-7-20)

TRAM Associate Input Survey

POSTED ON (4-26-20)

TRAM Return to Work

Health & Safety Precaution Listing & Pictures

COVID-19 Daily Safety Guidelines

Critical Infrastructure Team Identification Letter

POSTED ON (5-20-20)

Memorial Day Holiday Pay

POSTED ON (4-25-20)

Critical Infrastructure Team Identification Letter – TRMI Associates

POSTED ON (4-23-20)

Please read the PDF file for information that will be necessary for you to be aware of upon returning to TRMI.

Please click to Download PDF

Thank you.
TRMI HR Dept.

POSTED ON (3/23/20)

Due to the mandatory Stay at Home Order issued by Governor Whitmer, the TRAM Group is not able to operate or have non-critical employees on site until April 14th.

Our Countermeasures are as follows: Work from home is no longer offered to Associates unless approved by the TRAM Group Officer or the President.

* Minimum Basic Operations as defined by the Governor's order include:

POSTED ON (5-21-20)

Thank You From Kurahashi-san

Good afternoon TAC Associates and Temporaries,

TAC has been calling Associates back to work this week for next week. We are still not at full production, so not all Associates are required at this time.

TAC will contact and inform those Associates who are needed to report to work and when. If you are not contacted by TAC, there is no need for you to return to work until further notice. Please wait until you are contacted before you return to work. Finally, if you are contacted to return to work and do not respond, you will still be considered scheduled to work.

For information regarding the upcoming holiday and how it will be paid, please visit TRAMGROUP.com Thank You.


POSTED ON (5-20-20)

Memorial Day Holiday Pay

POSTED ON (5-8-20)

Good afternoon TAC Associates and Temporaries,

We hope this message finds you and your families safe and healthy.

TAC is currently reviewing the information that has been provided by our customers and is still waiting for additional information to determine a production start date for TAC. The final information should be received Tuesday, May 12th. After all of the information has been analyzed TAC will then have the ability to begin calling Associates with a report to work date.

TAC will contact and inform those Associates who are needed to report to work and when. If you are not contacted by TAC, there is no need for you to return to work until further notice. Please wait until you are contacted before you return to work. Finally, if you are contacted to return to work and do not respond, you will still be considered scheduled to work.

Also, to improve communication, we ask that all TAC Associates verify and/or update their phone number and personal email in ADP by end of day this Friday.

Thank You.


POSTED ON (4-25-20)

Critical Infrastructure Team Identification Letter – TAC Associates

POSTED ON (4-23-20)

Please read the PDF file for information that will be necessary for you to be aware of upon returning to TAC.

Please click to Download PDF

Due to our customers’ demands, TAC will begin a slow start up of production beginning April 30th – Red shifts May 1st.

Managers will begin to determine what headcount they will need for each shift and we will begin calling you on an individual basis to notify you of your return. These calls will begin on Monday, April 27th. As TAC receives more orders for product we will make more individuals calls until we are back to normal operations.

Our hope is to have All TAC Associates and Temporaries back to work as soon as possible. We have put many countermeasures in place and have created new procedures in order to ensure everyone’s safe return to TAC. If you would like to see some of what has been done go to www.tramgroup.com

Please continue to take care of yourselves and your families.

Thank you,
Beth Masters

POSTED ON (4-16-20)

Good afternoon TAC Associates and Temporaries,

Welcome to TAC’s weekly update regarding the COVID-19 virus and the status of TAC’s operations.

We hope this message finds you and your families safe and healthy.

TAC has received notice from our customers that they will not begin production next week so we will continue to remain idle the week of April 20th.

There have been some updates regarding 401k loans and Benefits. If you would like to review these changes, please visit Tramgoup.com. From there you will click on "work schedule updates" in the upper right hand corner.

We have scheduled our next update to you for Thursday April 23th, however, if there are any major developments between now and then, we will get the information out to you as quickly as possible.

Please continue to take care of yourselves and your families.

Thank You.


POSTED ON (5-20-20)

Memorial Day Holiday Pay

POSTED ON (5-6-20)


* A limited number of TRIN Members will be needed for the above listed startup date. TRIN HR will contact and inform those TRIN Members who are needed to report on either Monday May 11th or Monday May 18th. If you are not contacted by TRIN HR there is no need for you to return to work on this date. Please wait until you are contacted before you return to work. Finally, if you are informed to return to work and do not respond, you will still be considered scheduled to work.

* Please do not report to work earlier than 30 minutes prior to your scheduled start time.

Critical Infrastructure Letter - TRIN Associates

POSTED ON (4-23-20)

Please read the PDF files for information that will be necessary for you to be aware of upon returning to TRIN.

Continue to monitor the website by clicking on Work Schedule Updates. Look at both the “ALL SITES” tab along with the “TRIN” tab for return to work status updates and other important communications.

Please click to Download PDF

Please click to Download PDF

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POSTED ON (4-17-20)

Message from TRAM President and CEO
Kazuhiro Ikai


All,

Thank you very much TRIN Associates that are helping the local community during this Coronavirus Pandemic.

TRIN’s HR Manager shared with me that some Associates and members of Management are sewing masks and mask straps to donate and are helping others by getting them groceries or other essential items they need. These are just a couple examples.

Please let HR know of your volunteerism.

I really appreciate and am proud of your activities. I look forward to saying my appreciation to you in person after we resume manufacturing at TRIN.

Again, thank you very much for your kindness to local society.

K. Ikai

POSTED ON (4-10-20)

For Assistance with filing for Unemployment go to: Unemployment

Click on Indiana Unemployment. Scroll down and click on the Icon for Unemployment video tutorials (looks like a movie projector and says video vault).

Then click on Unemployment Insurance: Claimant Self Service.

You can choose from a list of helpful tutorials or videos.

EXAMPLES:

Please read the "ALL US SITES" tab and look at the TRIN tab for updates as well.

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