Your cost increase in medical/dental will be 2 fold at the least. 60 cent/hr. wage increase. No more boot incentive. The free water will soon go away. Stricter attendance policy.
It must mean layoffs are good.
Chemical Industry has many potential and real ups and downs - this is because there are often high energy costs - also, supply management controls are in place... Tough industry...
Used to work there - I liked it - spent only 4 years there but now I am retired. I wish them all the best.