March 23, 2020

Subject: Status of our Operations per COVID-19


Dear Superior Joining Technologies, Inc. (SJTI) Employees, Customers, and Suppliers,

For 28 years, and many crises, SJTI has supported the manufacturing community. Many of you have been with us this entire time. Thank you for that. The ability to do so has strengthened our business, relationships with customers, vendors, employees, and our community.

SJTI will remain open and at full strength with normal operation. We do not plan to reduce production or workforce. We plan to do this while observing all CDC and WHO recommended practices. The safety of our personnel and their families is important. We will be restricting access to our building. Heightened cleaning processes and new restrictions at high-touch areas are in place. Employees are asked to not come to work sick.

A number of our goods and or services are considered essential to support completing Defense Priories & Allocation Systems (DPAS or WOSB) rated orders. Without the goods and/or service provided by us, these DPAS or WOSB-rated orders will not be completed. These types of orders exist with the purpose that the timely availability of industrial resources to meet national defense and emergency preparedness requirements in furtherance of the Defense Production Act (DPA) of 1950.

To our customers. We are committed to your ongoing success. We are working to meet your on-time delivery. We are diligently working to have multiple contingencies and have heightened awareness about supply chain issues.

To our suppliers, thank you for your commitment to us and your willingness to accommodate us, for our mutual long-term success. Communication is key during this time. It seems that the landscape can change daily. We are available to discuss any changes or challenges you each have. Thom Shelow and I, Teresa Beach-Shelow, are committed to working together during this 2020 COVID-19 Crisis. By calling our main number, others here at SJTI, are also available to support you. 815-282-7581


Superior Joining Technologies, Inc.

Teresa Beach-Shelow, President and Thom Shelow, Founder