I hope this message finds you healthy, safe, and sane. The last weeks have significantly changed our lives, and I hope the direct impact to each of you has been low, considering the potential alternative.
During this challenging and uncertain time our focus is on making sure that our friends, colleagues, customers, and partners are healthy and safe, whether in working from home or in working at our sites. Our customers and the supply chains they serve are integral pieces of national infrastructure. Inks, coatings, and adhesives are essential to the packaging of food, medical equipment and supplies, personal care items, and many other vital consumer and industry resources. As we strive to maintain the health and wellbeing of ourselves and each other, our teams are also working hard to ensure business continuity and minimize the overall impact to business operations. We have a dedicated team focused on maintaining supply to our customers in essential value chains- Whether they’re making inks and coatings for paper and film packaging, adhesives for labels, tapes, and graphics…or even toilet paper. For more information, click here.
We owe so much gratitude to the folks that are enabling the supply chain to continue to function as well as it has; with so many unknowns, it would be unconscionable to think about society functioning effectively during this time without secure supply of the essentials. I want to thank our operations colleagues who tirelessly work to enable our plants to function and supply the industry, our technical teams working in the lab to support business critical projects, our IT colleagues whose work enables us all to work in new, creative ways, and the drivers who, whether driving bulk trucks of chemicals or making bulk deliveries for Amazon or Instacart, remain critical infrastructure for us as professionals and as people.
Wishing you a safe weekend and weeks ahead.