The View from Jamestown: November 2017

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Market Updates

Depleted Trucking Availability Continues to Impact Chemical Market

As the deadline for the ELD mandate looms closer, the trucking freight industry is failing to replace its retiring workforce, specifically, its drivers. This is severely impacting production supply chains throughout the chemical industry and adversely affecting the overall marketplace.

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China Environmental Regulations Influencing Global Chemical Market

As China goes to figurative war with its pollution and smog issues, of which it has a long history, the chemical industry is preparing for the inevitable fallout from the implementations of the new regulations. Beginning on January 1, 2018, China is set to enforce its new nationwide fees in the form of taxes on production facilities and businesses that violate the
pollution thresholds.

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TCC Specialty Chemical Market Update November 13-17, 2017

The Chemical Company produces weekly graphics with raw material market information and price changes. To follow along, follow TCC your platform of choice, including LinkedInFacebookInstagram & Twitter, and of course make sure you’re subscribed to The View.

Featured Products: November 2017

ChemFlexx DOTP

Contact product manager Tom Guadagno for material availability.


Emoltene® 100 DPHP

Emoltene® 100 DPHP is in stock & available for prompt shipment, contact product manager Tom Guadagno for more information.

All products are subject to availability, which fluctuates daily. Most products are available from TCC with approximately a one-week lead time.

For more information, click the graphic of the product, or visit

Monthly Market Movers

Crude Oil: $54.21 (+ 6.3%)
Natural Gas: $2.92 (- 6.6%)
DOW: 23,430 (+ 3.4%)
Nasdaq: 6,714 (+ 2.8%)

As of: 11/2/17, Yahoo Finance

Dollars & Cents

$1.00 USD =

.859 EUR
.761 GBP
114.080 JPY
19.09 MXN

As of: 11/2/17,

TCC News & Announcements

The Chemical Company’s Q4 Captain’s Choice

AJ Petrarca
GM of Sales

AJ is a 9 year TCC veteran, who began after earning his degree in chemistry at the nearby University of Rhode Island. He is TCC’s GM of sales, and a product manager for urea, glycols, dicy and ATBC.

Aside from work, AJ enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys, hunting, fishing, boating and cooking.

Jill Goldstein
Customer Service Representative

After starting with TCC in May of 2016, Jill is a customer service representative managing urea and other product lines, as well as international orders.

Outside of work, Jill is one of the few TCC staff who also lives on Jamestown. She is a true New England sports fan, attending professional sporting events and enjoying other Rhode Island activities with her son, friends and coworkers.

The Captain’s Choice award is given quarterly to a member of both the internal TCC team, and the TCC sales team for performance, results and work ethic that goes above and beyond.

The Chemical Company Sponsors Make-A-Wish Classic in Elgin, SC

The Chemical Company participated as a co-sponsor the 21st Annual Make-A-Wish Golf Classic, benefitting the South Carolina Make-A-Wish Foundation.
For more details, click here, or the attached image.

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