The Impact of Tariffs In Our Industry

Aside from where you stand on the political spectrum of tariffs, the facts are that these tariffs, and their retaliatory responses have had an adverse effect across many industries,impacting goodsfrom washing machines and automobiles to soup cans. And no less so, in the electrical and building industries impacting the prices of rebar, electrical and plumbing conduit, boxes, fittings and countless other construction products.

Since the beginning of these "tariff wars", the electrical industry has been reeling from the ceaseless onslaught of manufacturer price increase notifications. We will continue to post these price increase notifications here as we receive them. For additional details about these tariffs, read the Reuters' "Factbox" piece here.

Manufacturer Price Increase Notifications

Periodically, during the course of the year, our manufacturers will send out notifications of price increases to cover increases to their raw materials;steel, copper, aluminum, zinc, plastic resins, and so on. Connexion posts these price increase notifications towards helping our customers with their cost budgeting and assist in any available pre-increase purchase opportunities.

ManufacturerIncrease PercentageEffective Date
Mersen Avg. of 5%5/1/2019
LEDVANCE   Selective: 15%4/1/2019
Progress Lighting Selective-Avg. of 15%3/18/2019
Shat-r-Shield 6 - 12% on all LED fixtures3/16/2019
Hubbell Lighting NOTICE OF RETRACTION3/1/2019
Legrand Wattstopper Undefined3/4/2019
Arlington Industries 3%3/4/2019
Bridgeport 5%3/4/2019
EATON Lighting Up to 15%3/1/2019
LutronUndefined increase on receptacles and jacks 3/1/2019
Cantex 7%2/25/2019
Broan / NuTone 3 - 5%2/4/2019
Werner Co. Undefined 'Surcharge' planned2/1/2019
Legrand-Wiremold 3.3%2/1/2019
Hubbell-WDK 4 - 8%2/1/2019
Edwards Signaling 3.5%2/1/2019
Lutron Avg. of 4%1/20/2019
Shat-R-Shield 3% Safety Coated Lamps & 6-10% LED Fixtures1/15/2019
Signify (Philips Lighting)9% (on all Conventional lamps & Luminaires)1/1/2019
LEDVANCE 15%1/1/2019
Seymour of Sycamore 8%1/1/2019
Picoma Undefined1/1/2019
Hubbell Lighting 15%1/1/2019
American Polywater Avg. 1.6%1/1/2019
nVent (Erico, Caddy)Caddy: 5.4%, Erico: 4.2%12/19/2018
Topaz Lighting 10%12/3/2018
Hubbell - Burndy 4 - 6%12/1/2018
Hubbell:Raco,TayMac, Bell 6%12/1/2018
LumenTrussAvg.of 7.5%12/1/2018
Signify (Philips Lighting) Luminaires - 6-8%12/1/2018
Download the Manufacturer's Notification of Price Increase

Impact of USTR Tariffs

Connexion is working hard with our manufacturers to honor secured project pricing agreements. We have been successful in most cases but with projects that have a longer duration, the results of our efforts have been mixed...

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Last Update:3/4/2019

Questions? Please contact your Connexion sales representativefor details; including product lines affected and available pre-increase purchase opportunities.


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