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Happy New Year

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Dear Customer, 

Happy New Year!  I know we are all glad the 2020 is over and we begin anew with fresh hope.  But be careful jumping out of that frying pan.

This year has begun with rising prices and extended lead times. Currently coated pipe and fittings are only 2 weeks if we have the material in stock to coat.  Gates are 2-3 weeks and coated strand wire is 3-4 weeks.  Chain link fence lead times are 4-8 weeks depending on the type, size and the height.  1” mesh orders are 3 weeks but 3/8”, 5/8” & ½” are 8-12 weeks.

Because we are so busy, we find it necessary to implement a few temporary policies.   We do not know when and if the policies will change but I believe they will last through this Spring.

  • We will not accept chain link fence orders under 450’ unless it is a standard stock item. Standard stock items are limited to 2” mesh galvanized in 11ga & 9ga, 2” mesh extruded black in 9ga & 8ga finish and 2” mesh fused bonded 9ga core black.  Standard stock heights are 4’, 5’, 6’ in extruded and galvanized 11ga.  Galvanized 9ga and fused bonded standard heights are 4’, 5’, 6’, and 8’.
  • Any current, inhouse orders that fit the above criteria as non-standard stock will be done as soon as we can fit them into production.  Any previous estimated lead times will most likely be extended. 
  • Any orders that are completed must be received or picked up within 2 weeks. If you do not take the order it will be cancelled and used for other orders.  We have so many orders coming and going that we do not have enough storage to keep your material.

The problem is that it takes an operator and a machine up to half a day to set up, run, and reset the machine to another size or color. 

We do currently have a stock of chain link in different heights and colors and you are welcome to email us to see if we have that roll of 8’ brown extruded if you do not want to order 450’. 

Also, prices are expected to continue to rise and raw material lead times are extended.  Any quotes will only be good for 10 days. 

I want to thank you for your business and look forward to a great year.

Best regards,

 

Bill Peterson

Vice President