Connexion Price Increase Notifications

The Impact of Tariffs In Our Industry

Aside from where you stand on the political spectrum of tariffs, the facts are that these tariffs; particularly 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum imports have had an adverse effect across many industries, impacting goods from 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.

Tariffs in the News:

80 Trade Organizations Launch Major Campaign Opposing Tariffs

It?s Official: Tariffs To Impact Lighting

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
RAB Lighting Range: 8 - 14%11/16/2018
Shat-r-Shield 5%11/15/2018
Greenlee ToolsUndefined11/1/2018
Thomas & Betts 3 - 6% (metal framing, fastening products10/15/2018
Milbank Mfg.6%10/15/2018
Hammond Power SolutionsUndefined10/8/2018
LevitonRange: 4 - 12%10/1/2018
LEDVANCERange: 2 - 7%10/1/2018
Hubbell - Killark4%9/17/2018
RAB Lighting20% for HID/CFL/Incandescent fixtures, 8% for all Poles products.9/17/2018
Acuity Brands6%9/17/2018
King ElectricalUndefined9/1/2018
Legrand-P&SRange: 3-5%4/30/2018
Gardner Bender(16-32%) Varies by product line4/1/2018
Hubbell-RacoRange: 4-8%4/1/2018
ABBVaries by product line3/26/2018
Thomas & BettsRange: 3-5%3/26/2018
Philips-Lamps & Ballasts(5-15%) Varies by product line3/15 & 6/1/2018
Hammond Power SolutionsApprx. 4%3/2/2018
Atkore-AFCRange: 3-6%3/1/2018
Eaton-B-LineRange: 3-4%3/1/2018
Electri-flexRange: 3-6%3/1/2018
Atkore-PowerstrutChannel: 6%, Fittings: 4%2/5/2018

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


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