DATE: March 26, 2020
Dear business partner,
On March 23, 2020, in a collective effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19), the Prime Minister of Quebec ordered the complete closure until April 13, 2020 of all non-essential businesses and services in the province of Quebec. In order to guide companies and businesses, the Government of Québec has established a list of essential businesses and services.
According to that list, companies that produce supplies needed for essential sectors, such as agriculture, defence and infrastructure, are operating an essential business activity. Based on this definition, several of our subsidiaries will then continue to operate on a reduced staff level until April 13. Except for Kimpex, all of our subsidiaries continue their activities in key sectors, that includes Soucy Baron, Soucy Belgen, Soucy Belgen Sainte-Claire, Soucy Caoutchouc, Soucy International, Soucy Plastiques, Soucy Rivalair and Soucy Techno.
All operations that are not related to essential activities, including the motor sports sector, will be temporarily suspended in order to follow the recommendations of the Government of Québec.
The measures in place, while exceptional, will ensure the health and safety of our employees, families and business partners. Everything we do is aimed to ensure the health and safety of our community. We believe it is important to participate in the collective effort so that the activities considered essential to the society can continue as normally as possible despite the circumstances.
We therefore ask for your cooperation and contribution to help us maintain operations in these essential areas. We all rely on our respective efforts and we believe that collaboration between all business partners will be key to overcoming the current challenges.
President and Chief Operating Officer