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.
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.
|Manufacturer||Increase Percentage||Effective Date|
|Mersen||Avg. of 5%||5/1/2019|
|Progress Lighting||Selective-Avg. of 15%||3/18/2019|
|Shat-r-Shield||6 - 12% on all LED fixtures||3/16/2019|
|Acuity||NOTICE OF RETRACTION||3/1/2019|
|Hubbell Lighting||NOTICE OF RETRACTION||3/1/2019|
|EATON Lighting||Up to 15%||3/1/2019|
|Lutron||Undefined increase on receptacles and jacks||3/1/2019|
|Broan / NuTone||3 - 5%||2/4/2019|
|Werner Co.||Undefined 'Surcharge' planned||2/1/2019|
|Hubbell-WDK||4 - 8%||2/1/2019|
|Lutron||Avg. of 4%||1/20/2019|
|Shat-R-Shield||3% Safety Coated Lamps & 6-10% LED Fixtures||1/15/2019|
|Signify (Philips Lighting)||9% (on all Conventional lamps & Luminaires)||1/1/2019|
|Seymour of Sycamore||8%||1/1/2019|
|American Polywater||Avg. 1.6%||1/1/2019|
|nVent (Erico, Caddy)||Caddy: 5.4%, Erico: 4.2%||12/19/2018|
|Hubbell - Burndy||4 - 6%||12/1/2018|
|Signify (Philips Lighting)||Luminaires - 6-8%||12/1/2018|
|Download the Manufacturer's Notification of Price Increase|
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...
Questions? Please contact your Connexion sales representativefor details; including product lines affected and available pre-increase purchase opportunities.