Supply Chain Woes-price increases

Everyone is knows about supply chain issues and shortages and the Maple industry is no different.  Glass, anything made of plastic and anything made in China has been a struggle to obtain this year.   I have been purchasing maple supply inventory all year long and so has Roth Sugar Bush company.  Current inventory looks really good,  but that can change in a hurry because when we run out of a product it could take 6 weeks to 6 months to restock.   Bottom line is to order and purchase early and to purchase what you need.  There is not one item that I can think of that has not had a price increase.  The largest has been plastic.  Tubing, fittings, sap bags have increase because Canada has approved the addition of millions of new taps in their country which is all on tubing systems thus the demand this year has been tremendous.

Anyway we will all get through it, be patient on orders of items that we do not have in stock and the price increases.  Many times we do not know the price until the vendor has actually dropped the freight off at the warehouse in Cadott, WI.

Be safe out there..

Don

Glass Availability, Plastic price increases.

As most of you know the supply chain has been disrupted and we have seen shortages for most items.  The maple syrup supply chain is experiencing the same.  Glass has been difficult to get during the summer and Roth Sugar Bush has been very good about keeping up with supplies as best they can given the availability

I would strongly suggest that you purchase your glass supply for the 2022 maple season early.  Shortages and the ability to acquire selected glass containers during and after the season may be problematic.

The prices of anything plastic has increased substantially this past year.  Blue sap bags are now .50 each!  Poly tanks have gone up 75% in some sizes. I do not know of any maple supply

item that has not had some sort of price increase.   I thought it best to let people know prior to the season so they can plan.   Right now I have a good inventory of most items, call me for your supply needs or visit my on line store.

Thanks,

Don

Spring Equipment Sale now through June 1

The CDL equipment sale is on!!  10 percent off most all equipment that CDL manufactures.  Call me for prices on new equipment and possible trade in.

This is the time to upgrade, and save on evaporators, Reverse Osmosis, Bottlers, pre-heaters, pans, custom pans and filter presses.

Some glass remains difficult to get so like last season, I would recommend getting your glass needs during the summer and early fall.

I finally have extra caps for reusing your returned glass.

Be Safe

Don