As many in the region were, PVC resin producers were significantly impacted by the severe winter storms that impacted the gulf states last week. As a result, all major PVC resin producers declared force majeure due to a lack of available material to ship. The storm caused plant stoppages, delays in shipping, and significant disruption to the supply chain. Therefore, PVC pipe mills announced yesterday that they are implementing an immediate increase of approximately 15% on all PVC pipe products including SH40, SH80, Foam Core, ABS, and SDR/Sewer & Drain products.
We have uploaded a new PVC plumbing list price sheet dated 2/25 to our website, and we will not be discounting off this sheet. We anticipate the supply disruption to last for several weeks as demand remains strong as we approach the spring season.
Threaded Rod Increase Monday, 3/1
Threaded rod manufacturers, like other mills, are dealing with escalating costs and overall limited availability of raw materials. They have announced an 8% increase going into effect on Monday, 3/1. See this sheet.
Seamless Steel Pipe Increase Monday, 3/1
Because of increasing costs, we will be implementing an increase of 10% on both domestic and globally sourced seamless steel pipe products. New list price sheets dated 3/1 will be released on Monday. See this sheet.
Metal Conduit Increase Monday, 3/1
Like threaded rod, steel and copper mills, metal conduit conduit mills have announced increases due to rising costs. We will be implementing these increases on Monday. See this sheet.
How We Can Help:
As we face extreme volatility in the commodities market, remember that Merfish United’s business model is designed for low and unpredictable volume scenarios, exactly like the one we are in right now. With us, wholesalers can buy a broad array of pipe products from one supplier, at low minimums for FFA.
We keep our stock high, so use us to help manage your inventory and buy what you need, when you need it. Mix-and-match Copper Tube with Steel Pipe, PVC Pipe, Conduit, Strut & Rod to make our low weight minimums on your next weekly order.