30 Jul

Freight Prepaid Policy Revision from July 16, 2018 – Effective Immediately

Freight Prepaid Policy Change Effective July 16, 2018 To Be Revised Immediately Per Below We continue to see freight increases in the 18% to 23% range.  With fuel surcharges and carrier availability issues, the impact of freight continues to drive higher costs.  We addressed these issues with our June 21st letter raising our prepaid from […]

30 Jul

Kaf-Tech Price Increase Announcement: Effective July 31, 2018

The volatility of copper over the past couple of weeks has driven pricing lower than justified. Now with copper firming up, as well as continued pressure on non-copper related costs including steel, aluminum, freight and plywood, plus the implementation of tariffs, we’re announcing a price increase effective close of business Tuesday, July 31st. For specific […]

25 Jun

Freight Prepaid Policy Change Effective: July 16,2018

With freight increases in the 18% to 23% range, along with fuel surcharges and shortages of available trucks, the impact of freight is weighing heavily on all transactions. We, therefore, find it necessary to implement a new policy for our prepaid terms. Effective July 16, 2018, we’ll be instituting new rules as follows*: Cable Products or Combined […]

6 Jun

Kaf-Tech Price Increase Announcement: Effective June 11, 2018

With the weakening of the dollar, as well as a possible strike at the world’s largest copper mine, copper comex has spiked by more than $0.18 in the last 4 days. This, coupled with the 10% aluminum and 25% steel tariff implementation for imports from Canada, Mexico and the EU, now in effect as of June 1st, has […]

18 May

Non-Copper Materials Cost Coverage: Effective May 25, 2018

In response to customer feedback received after the issuance of our May 8th letter, we’re facilitating the pass through of our non-copper materials costs, addressing the need to be administered at a line level in order to ease the pass through to end users. We appreciate that a need to increase prices is understood, considering […]

8 May

Announcing Retirement of CEO John Williamson; William Waltz Named Chief Operating Officer and Successor

Atkore International Group Inc. (“Atkore”) (NYSE: ATKR) announced today that John Williamson, President and Chief Executive Officer, will retire at the end of Atkore’s fiscal year on September 30, 2018. The Atkore Board of Directors approved his retirement and a leadership succession plan under which, effective immediately, William (“Bill”) Waltz…

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26 Apr

Kaf-Tech Price Increase Announcement: Effective June 18, 2018

We continue to see dramatic rises in costs to steel, aluminum, freight and other components of our products; and this is before the impact of the Section 232 Tariffs on steel and aluminum. This necessitates an additional increase of approximately 6% to our Flex and LiquidTuff product lines. This increase will take effect Monday, June […]

16 Apr

Steel Tube Institute Addresses Use of Standard Rigid Couplings in Hazardous Locations

Atkore has received periodic questions on the use of our standard couplings on Rigid and IMC conduit in Class 1 Division 1 hazardous locations during the last year. Often, these questions arise in the form of requests for the explosion proof listing associated with the coupling, which does not exist.…

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30 Mar

Kaf-Tech Price Increase Announcement: Effective April 5, 2018

We’re all very aware that costs continue to rise. These higher costs are impacting all products. Freight costs have increased dramatically, with fuel surcharges as well as shortages in flatbed and van availability; and this, all in advance of ELD (Electronically Logged Data). Shortly, ELD will also impact freight with its enforcement, further impacting costs by putting […]

9 Feb

Strong Inflation Across Virtually Every Commodity and Spend Category

US industrial markets have seen positive economic growth driven by: Strengthening customer demand Lessening government regulations Increased trade actions from imports Recovering energy industry As a result of this positive economic activity, there have been downstream economic repercussions. Specifically: Steel – 5 year high; Up 20% since October 2017 Copper –…

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