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The Chemical Industry is Essential

Even as states limit economic activity, the chemical industry is a key and essential industry and is demanded to keep operating.  Everchem is in PA and is an essential business and remains open to keep our customers supplied during this crisis, while putting in place protections for our employees.  So stay confident that your business will be supplied with the same level of service you are used to.  Logistics will probably get stressed during this crisis, so plan ahead!  If you have any questions or concerns, please speak with your Everchem representative.


As an example, here are the exempt chemical businesses in California:


Workers supporting the chemical and industrial gas supply chains, including workers at chemical manufacturing plants, workers in laboratories, workers at distribution facilities, workers who transport basic raw chemical materials to the producers of industrial and consumer goods, including hand sanitizers, food and food additives, pharmaceuticals, textiles, and paper products. • Workers supporting the safe transportation of chemicals, including those supporting tank truck cleaning facilities and workers who manufacture packaging items • Workers supporting the production of protective cleaning and medical solutions, personal protective equipment, and packaging that prevents the contamination of food, water, medicine, among others essential products • Workers supporting the operation and maintenance of facilities (particularly those with high risk chemicals and/or sites that cannot be shut down) whose work cannot be done remotely and requires the presence of highly trained personnel to ensure safe operations, including plant contract workers who provide inspections • Workers who support the production and transportation of chlorine and alkali manufacturing, single-use plastics, and packaging that prevents the contamination or supports the continued manufacture of food, water, medicine, and other essential products, including glass container manufacturing.