Supply Chain Update from American WeatherStar
A supply chain update to customers from American WeatherStar's President, Brian O'Donnell:
"As mentioned in my previous email, I plan to give updates on how we see the supply chain currently and into the future. Since we are moving closer to the 4th quarter, I thought it might be a good time to update and even offer some optimistic news. As I have mentioned before, American WeatherStar’s primary goal is to keep our contractors’ jobs moving forward. While I cannot promise everything is going to be fine, I can tell you that we will continue the fight for you so we can all be successful. Below are the primary materials we work with and an update on where I see the next 90 days:
Urethane coatings: Supply has improved for urethane coatings. To date, we have shipped every job ordered within 3-4 weeks, often times much sooner. Work with your AWS Field Rep and Operations team to coordinate materials. As with all materials, planning is the key. If you can give us a little time, we’ll supply you with urethane coatings for your project.
Silicone coatings: Silicone supply has also improved. At this point, we are seeing no delays in shipping projects that utilize both High Solids Silicone 412 or standard Silicone 410. I believe we are in good shape through the end of the year.
Acrylic coatings: No disruption at this time. Our High-Tensile Acrylic 211 is a bit of a challenge, but if jobs are planned in advance, we can be successful.
Spray polyurethane foam: This is the toughest of all products we work with. As a distributor for several brands, we have little to no control. Prices have skyrocketed on top of taking over 8 weeks to receive material. Unfortunately, all pricing for SPF is based on the day it ships, not the day the order is placed. If jobs can be planned 6-8 weeks in advance, we can supply your project with SPF.
Terminator: Our Terminator 622 and 624XT are much like SPF. It is very difficult to get the raw materials in order for this product to be made. At this time, we are out and it doesn’t look like we will have supply until October. The Brush-Grade Silicone 422 is an excellent replacement in many situations. Discuss with your Field Rep or AWS Technical department to be sure.
Planning is the key to all of our success. If we can plan jobs in advance, we can be successful. As an optimist, I continue to see this as a great opportunity for the roof coatings side of the industry to gain market share. Please let us know how we can help you be successful."
Name: Brian O'Donnell
Email: Email Us
Phone No: 800-771-6643