The View from Jamestown: February 2018

February 2018 The View from Jamestown - The Chemical Company | Chemical Distributor

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Marketing Updates

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act

The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4318, known as the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act to eliminate $1.1 billion of import tariffs over the coming three years. The bill is projected to increase U.S. manufacturing output by more than $3.1 billion.

Chinese New Year: February 16, 2018

With the Chinese new year & holiday season rapidly approaching, companies throughout the chemical and raw material supply chain should be acutely aware of the holiday season, and prepared for short and long-term delays in processing orders and logistics concerns.

Market, Industry-Wide Demand Strong

A reported 67% of businesses throughout the market, in all industries are reporting increased and excessive demand, even with the massive tightness throughout trucking and logistics.

Product Pricing Trends & Updates

  • U.S. orthoxylene contract price up $.035 to $.41/lb, or $904/t
  • Oil cost sinks slightly, to $63/barrel. Record amounts of oil came out of United States soil in 2017, raising concerns of a potential glut

Introducing: The View from Jamestown Mobile App

The Chemical Company is committed to being more than a product and service provider. TCC strives to be one of your most valuable assets, by being a partner in all of your business operations.

As part of these continued efforts, we are proud to introduce our dedicated mobile application, “The View from Jamestown: Mobile App.”.

Pricing trends, market news and analysis, events and conferences, and much more is available through the app, along with additional features and capabilities in the months and years to come. Click the icon below to download.

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Security of Supply | The Chemical Company

Security of Supply defines The TCC global strategy to ensure safety, and accountability as well as honest, long-term organic growth.

Our team includes a local technical sales staff based throughout the Americas, a dedicated EH&S team, our integrated logistics managers, vertically integrated producing partners, and committed high-quality customer expert team.

We monitor short-term trends and long-term opportunities, acting and investing when the market is right to bring the best value to our business partners and customers.

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

Featured Product


Isophthalic Acid

Phthalic Anhydride

Butanediol (BDO)

Tetrahydrofuran (THF)

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

02/02/2018  Yahoo Finance (Approximate monthly changes)

Dollars & Cents


TCC News

TCC Staff Serves as Alumni Mentor for Bryant University’s IDEA Program

TCC Digital Marketing Coordinator, and 2016 Bryant Alumni Ben Sawicki volunteered in Bryant’s IDEA Program, a 3-day inclusive learning program mandatory for all freshman and first-year students. Ben, and fellow alumni Brent Lavitt listened to storyboard pitches of each project before they went into final development, to provide feedback & an outside perspective. More information on Bryant’s IDEA Program is available by clicking here.

“Dude Where’s My Van?”

The Chemical Company donated sponsorship funds, as well as purchased a lot of tickets to “Dude Where’s My Van”, a night of comedy with all funds raised benefitting Jason Hamel’s fundraising efforts for a new handicap-accessible van.

CEO Nick Roach Celebrates Birthday

The TCC Family celebrated CEO Nick Roach’s 74th Birthday in January with his favorite carrot cake from a local Rhode Island bakery.

Happy Birthday, Nick!

TCC Welcomes New Accounting Staff Michaela Turnquist

The Chemical Company welcomes new staff Michaela Turnquist to the TCC family. Michaela will be working with the internal accounting team in Jamestown, Rhode Island. Please help us give her a warm welcome! Click here to say hello.

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Love Chemistry

The Chemical Company is committed to giving back to our local community, and to the chemical industry as a whole. Our Love Chemistry campaign encompasses our fundraising and charitable efforts year after year.

AFPM ICIS Magazine

Did you catch our Security of Supply campaign placement in the recent AFPM ICIS print magazine?

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