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 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.

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
Cantex 7%2/25/2019
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
LEDVANCE 15%1/1/2019
Picoma Undefined1/1/2019
Hubbell Lighting 15%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
LumenTruss Avg.of 7.5%12/1/2018
Signify (Philips Lighting) Luminaires - 6-8%12/1/2018
Signify (Philips Lighting) Conventional Lamps - 6%11/19/2018
RAB Lighting Range: 8 - 14%11/16/2018
Shat-r-Shield 5%11/15/2018
Radionic Industries, Inc. Avg of 8%11/10/2018
Greenlee Tools Undefined11/1/2018
King Electric Avg of 3%11/1/2018
Progress Lighting 8.4%11/1/2018
PIP10%11/1/2018
Garvin (Div. of Southwire) Undefined10/22/2018
Hubbell Lighting 3- 10%10/18/2018
Thomas & Betts3 - 6% (metal framing, fastening products10/15/2018
Emerson: Appleton, SolaHD, OZ-Gedney, Easy Heat Undefined10/15/2018
Milbank Mfg.6%10/15/2018
Leviton 4 - 12%10/15/2018
Kichler Undefined10/8/2018
Hammond Power Solutions Undefined10/8/2018
Marley4%10/5/2018
Progress LightingUndefined10/1/2018
Cooper Wiring DevicesUndefined10/1/2018
Wattstopper5%10/1/2018
Intermatic5.30%10/1/2018
LEDVANCE Range: 2 - 7%10/1/2018
Download the Manufacturer's Notification of Price Increase




Impact of USTR Tariffs
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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: 11/16/2018

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

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