Myers Industries Inc. (NYSE:MYE) Q1 2020 Earnings Conference Call - Preliminary Transcript

May 06, 2020 • 08:30 am ET

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Myers Industries Inc. (NYSE:MYE) Q1 2020 Earnings Conference Call - Preliminary Transcript

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Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by and welcome to the Myers Industries First Quarter Earnings Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. After the speakers' presentation, there will be a question-and-answer session. To ask a question during the session. You will need to press 1 on your telephone keypad. If you require any further assistance please press start then zero. I would now like to hand the conference over to your speaker today, Monica, Vinay. Thank you. Please go ahead ma'am. Thank you. Good morning and welcome to Myers Industries First Quarter 2020 Earnings call I'm Monica, Vinay, Vice President of Investor Relations and Treasurer at Myers Industries joining me today are Mike Mecca, President and Chief Executive Officer and Kevin Brackman Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Also joining us on the call today and available to answer questions are Mike Valentino Group President Material Handling and Chris Dupaul Group President Distribution earlier this morning we issued a news release outlining the financial results for the first quarter of 2020. If you've not yet received a copy of the release, you can access it on our website at www.Myers Industries.com it's under the Investor Relations tab. This call is also being webcast on our website and will be archived there along with the transcript of the call. Shortly after this event before I turn the call over to Mike. I would like to remind you that we may make some forward-looking statements during the course of this call. These comments are made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based on management's current expectations and involve risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in these statements. Further information. Information concerning these risks, uncertainties and other factors is set forth in the company's periodic SEC filings and may be found in the company's 10-K and 10-Q filings. I am now pleased to turn the call over to Mike McGowan good morning and thank you for joining us I'm privilege to be with you today. My first earnings call as the CEO of Myers Industries we go into our first quarter overview, I want to thank Andrew important for her leadership. As Interim President and CEO. During the transition period. We will continue to benefit from Andrew contributions to our team as she returns to her role as Executive Vice President Chief Legal Officer, and Secretary. I also want to thank the leadership team and our employees for keeping the company moving forward during this interim Phase We had additional an unexpected challenges related to covered 19 well done team I'd like to spend a few minutes to tell you about my background and what attracted me to Myers I was fortunate to have had nearly 25 years with the Dow Chemical Company with significant experience in polymers and plastics the opportunity to