The bed bugs seem to have overrun a forklift in an isolated area of the plant, but Rivian has already sprung to action. “These impacted teams have been notified,” Zach Dietmeier, the senior manager of plant communications, told The Pantagraph. “We investigate every report and take appropriate actions per our pest control contractor.”
According to Dietmeier, Rivian has quarantined and treated the affected forklifts and is taking preventative measures to ensure that this type of issue doesn’t return to the plant. Rivian has taken further steps to sanitize its tuggers and transportation shuttles and aims to fumigate all of its warehouse spaces by the end of the month.