DXF wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:01 am
dooker456 wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:08 am
2/8/19 .88/lb hot rolled (delivered) central Indiana. Almost 2x what I paid last year. Been doing this for 13 years, along with shipping increases may be what puts us out of business.
Are we eligible to apply for some of the $11,000,000,000 in subsidies that corporate farmers were handed when crop prices were taxed?
Ooooooh.....puhpow! I like what yer sayin'. Passing the cost increase on to the customer is not sustainable. Eventually the customer has to look at other less expensive avenues, be it having parts made over seas (the company that I produce parts for is doing just that) or on a long shot chance other larger operations for quantity price breaks and the customer may not be able to order large enough quantities to get the price break. If you're doing one off signs or other trinket stuff.... then you may be able to pass it on, or the customer may not think the cost is worth it and scrap the idea. In any case the end user loses or they have to cut back on other spending (equipment, employees, benefits, etc). There are few winners in this situation and many losers. I get irritated when people throw out "just pass it on to the customer".