Pittsburgh Glass Works is raising all glass and sundry products’ prices by 5 percent on January 1, 2015, according to reports by glassBYTEs.com™ readers.
“Significant inflationary pressures continue to affect the cost of raw materials, labor, freight and transportation in the automotive replacement glass industry in North America,” according to the PGW statement sent to AGRR companies. “In addition, supply chain constraints are forcing us to use higher cost sourcing alternatives to service the growth in industry demand.
“[O]rders accepted prior to January 1 for immediate delivery will be processed at (the) existing price schedules,” the statement continued.
“I got that email, too,” says one glass business owner in Fla. “Their pricing for me is high anyway. If I purchase something from PGW then I will increase my price by 5 percent. I will have to pass the cost onto the insurance company. We’re a zero deductible state, so the insurance company will have to pay the increase.”
The cost of doing business just continues to climb, says another glassBYTEs.com™ reader.
“It would be nice if we could pass an increase onto the customer, but in Houston that’s tough to do,” the reader says.
PGW officials had not yet responded to a request for comment at press time.