As you may of heard today February 16th, 2017 is a day of protest across the nation. Being referred to as the “Day without Immigrants”, the protest is in response to policies and rhetoric of the current Administration that have been construed by many as anti-immigrant.

United Chemical as an organization does not take a political position. Our people come from a variety walks of life and political affiliations. I would never impose my personal political beliefs on members of our company. However, we do support our people. And the majority of those that work here at United Chemical are immigrants or are the children of immigrants.

We have discussed it as a group, put it up to a vote, and have concluded as a group to close today in a sign of solidarity for the protests and immigrants. While we all here may have different political views – even sometimes at odds with each other – we still support one another as people.

Both the office and production are currently closed. Our normal hours will resume tomorrow February 17th, 2017. This decision was not made lightly, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. While you may not agree with our decision, we hope you support our people for taking a stand for something that they believe in.

Thanks for your understanding and support,

Sincerely,

Scott Hamilton

Chief Executive Officer