Kawneer Announces Price Increase

Glass Magazine
September 29, 2014

Officials from Kawneer Co. announced a 6 percent price increase for North American customers, effective Oct. 15. Officials attribute the price increase to cost escalations in materials, labor and other operating expenses, according to a Sept. 29 letter to customers.

“Although we have been making every effort to offset the rising costs through operations efficiencies, we can no longer continue to absorb these cost increases,” said Colin Brosmer, director of sales, in the letter.

Orders received before Oct. 15 will be invoiced at the current pricing level, provided all information required to produce the order is complete, and it is released for immediate production. Orders received on or after Oct. 15 will be subject to the price increase. Projects quoted prior to Oct. 15 will be honored per the 60 day terms indicated on the quotation, according to the letter.

“You should incorporate the 6 percent increase in your estimates for projects that cannot be entered prior to Oct. 15,” Brosmer said in the letter.