Panolam (Specialty Resins) Open for business letter

Just like you, Panolam is prioritizing the health and safety of its employees and customers during this time of unprecedented challenges. With this and Federal, State and Provincial guidelines and regulations in mind, we remain open for business. We are continuing to manufacture and ship product. We will be monitoring the situation as it unfolds and take appropriate action to best support our employees and your business needs.

Panolam Industries International Inc. and its subsidiaries, Panolam Industries Ltd., Pioneer Plastics Corporation and Nevamar Company LLC have been determined to be a critical manufacturing operation within the critical infrastructure sectors during the COVID-19 Response.

The Pioneer Plastics Corporation Specialty Resins Division is a specialty chemical manufacturer of products that are essential to several of the 16 Critical Infrastructure Sectors designated by U.S. DHS’ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (“CISA”). In addition to operating in the Chemical Sector, which itself is one of CISA’s 16 Critical Infrastructure Sectors, Panolam’s workers are essential because they are necessary for Critical Manufacturing Operations as described in CISA March 19, 2020 Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce for identifying which workers are Essential to the Critical Infrastructure Sectors, which has been mirrored in the regulations adopted by most states.
Panolam also falls under the Food and Agriculture Sector which includes: “Workers who support the manufacture and distribution of forest products, including but not limited to timber, paper and other wood products.”

Our Specialty Resins operations and products provide the raw materials critical to assure the continuity of operations in the areas of Medical/Healthcare/Hygiene, Communications, Transportation, Food Production & Processing, Chemical Manufacturing, Construction and the Aerospace/Defense Industrial Base served by our customers.

If there are any questions about this information, please contact me at 203-605-4225, or


Stephen Canary
Vice President of Technology and General Manager – Engineered Products
Panolam Industries International Inc.