Impending Plumbing Product Shortage

BY Talbot Gee
2/19/2021 - HVAC News

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Dear HARDI Distributors,

Surely you’ve seen the massive damage caused by the unusually severe winter storms primarily in Texas and Louisiana.  Luckily power is being restored and temperatures are rising again but our brothers and sisters at The American Supply Association (ASA) have made us aware of acute shortages of specific products needed to repair and rebuild these massive markets.  These products include but are not limited to:

  • Press fittings
  • Backflows and vacuum breakers
  • CPVC fittings and pipe
  • Insulation

If you stock these items but are not in dire need, please consider volunteering to delay your next replenishment order or cancel a current order if your manufacturers need to allocate more product to distributors in Texas and Louisiana.  Further, if you have relationships with distributors who stock these items in Texas and Louisiana and you have these products to spare, reach out about shipping them some.

Every little bit will help.  Rebuilding is going to take a long time after damage of this scale and us wholesalers need to stick together.

Thanks very much,
Talbot