COVID-19 CEO Update to Customers, Suppliers, Service Providers, and Logistic Partners – March 31, 2020

March 31, 2020

Dear Valued Partner of Kymera International,

As a follow up to my letter dated March 16, 2020, Kymera International (the Marketing Brand Name for ACuPowder, ECKA Granules, Innobraze, Reading Alloys and SCM Metal Products) continues to do its part in protecting its employees and the greater community. We believe the actions we have taken will help reduce the likelihood of COVID‐19 entering our facilities.

Our Production Facilities

All of our global production facilities are still operating. In the U.S. there have been “stay‐at‐home” directives in New Jersey (ACuPowder), Pennsylvania (Reading Alloys) and North Carolina (SCM Metal Products) for non‐essential businesses. Kymera International is deemed an Essential Critical Infrastructure Business under the guidelines set by the Department of Homeland Security’s, Cyber and Infrastructure Agency (CISA).
Even though our production facilities are still manufacturing, all employees who have the ability to work remotely are doing so for the foreseeable future. Rest assured our attention to detail, technical support and customer service will not be compromised even during these difficult times.
We are aware that several manufacturing sectors are slowing down and therefore we are continually evaluating short term furloughs or temporarily the reducing manning of our workforce (only where appropriate) as we look to balance order demand. For the moment our copper and copper paste businesses, that are impacted by the global automotive slowdown, are showing more signs of a slowdown compared to our aluminum business that supports infrastructure and basic chemicals. Similarly, aerospace is still running strong but with commercial airline travel down significantly we would expect orders to slow down in the coming months at Reading Alloys.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sincerely,

Barton White – CEO

Kymera International®

ACuPowder | ECKA Granules | Innobraze | SCM Metal Products

www.kymerainternational.com

COVID-19 CEO Update to Employees March 23, 2020

March 16, 2020

Dear Valued Partner of Kymera International,

As a follow up to my letter dated March 5, 2020, Kymera International® (the Marketing Brand Name for ACuPowder, ECKA Granules, Innobraze and SCM Metal Products) continues to do its part in protecting its employees and the greater community. We believe the actions we are taking below will help reduce the likelihood of COVID-19 entering our facilities. We have also begun implementing measures to increase inventory at our plants to ensure minimal disruption in the event of a personnel or material shortage.

Effective immediately:

• Kymera employees will no longer be permitted to travel on business until further notification.

• No visitors will be allowed to the Kymera sites unless the visit is related to deliveries or essential outside maintenance contractors.

• Additional resources have been hired to ensure our facilities are cleaned and disinfected multiple times during the day.

• Employees exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19 will be requested to leave the site and only return when they are symptom-free and have a doctor’s certification that they do not have the virus.

• Internal face-to-face meetings are now prohibited unless essential and when the meetings occur no more than two people can attend. The participants must maintain a minimum of 6-feet from one another.

• The CDC and WHO recommend avoiding large groups of people gathering in one place. Because of the nature of our business, Kymera’s operations do not require a large group of employees to be present on the production floor at any given time and so at this time we do not feel that action is required in production or our labs. However, employees should avoid having more than two people in confined areas such as control rooms.

• A staggered work from home approach has been implemented, largely in the administration area where at a minimum, employees will work onsite and at home on alternating days. We will also be moving people around the office areas on a temporary basis to reduce the cluster effect and maintain appropriate distances.

• Kymera will do all it can to ensure no supply disruptions occur. And so, we will be building inventory to best protect our customers should one of our plants have manning issues due to COVID-19.

COVID-19 protocols change on a daily basis and so should further actions be required to protect our employees, customers and the greater population we will be sure to advise.


Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sincerely,

Barton White – CEO

Kymera International®
ACuPowder | ECKA Granules | Innobraze | SCM Metal Products

www.kymerainternational.com