MARCH 2021
2021 - HERE WE GO
As we start the new season, we are still challenged by some of the 2020 carryover which includes the impacts of Covid on manufacturing, lead times and freight. Now, we have the additional challenges added by the winter storm that hit the south in February. Resin plants were damaged or shuttered affecting PVC pipe and fittings supplies as well as HDPE and poly pipe. Two manufacturers have declared Force Majeure. Two copper smeltery plants were damaged or forced to close temporarily. Copper is already in high demand across the globe and is closing in on all time high prices.
What’s all this mean? We are seeing allocations of products and multiple price increases. If you are bidding projects, make sure you have current pricing and incorporate price increases into your bid. If you have a backlog of work or are going to be doing a large project in the next few months, reach out to your Territory Manager as soon as possible. This will give us time to start procuring the products you will need for when you need them.
We are doing our best to navigate the challenges and will keep an open line of communication with you as the spring season unfolds.
Are you registered for manufacturers' reward programs? Many of our major vendor partners have programs that reward you for the purchases you are already making. In many cases, there is nothing more for you to do other than register; all the paperwork is done for you on our end. Simply enroll with the links below and watch the rewards come rolling in!
The ONE landscape contractor rewards program will earn you valuable reward points on qualifying Toro Irrigation, Toro Genuine Parts, Irritrol Products and Unique Lighting Systems. Enroll here.
Redeem points throughout the year or bank them to save for larger rewards such as merchandise, gift cards, or trips. Easily view your purchases, reporting and point balances all in one spot. Enroll here.
As a member of the K-Rain Premier Contractor Program, you begin earning a cash rebate from your very first purchase on all qualifying K-Rain products. Redeem for debit cards or distributor credit toward your next purchase of K-Rain product. Enroll here.
With the Rain Bird Rewards program, you can earn more rewards as your business grows. Your points are earned quickly and can be used to help grow your business with tools such as marketing materials. You will also receive discounts on training. Enroll here.
Join other contractors and the WAC Family on an all-expense-paid trip for 2 (a $7,000 value) including roundtrip airfare and accommodations at a luxury resort. Enroll here for the partnership program.
Now is the time to make sure you have the right test equipment for irrigation systems. King Innovation can troubleshoot both traditional and 2-wire irrigation sytems with the KING 95 milliamp clamp meter. Activate and test solenoids with the KING 24 and King 24K irrigation tester and tone probe combo kit. Accurately and safely locate buried wire and valves with the KING 521 and KING 900. Learn more about all the new King Innovation testers for 2021 below.
Have you ever found yourself in need of a small piece of liner to finish a pond install, drainage project or even your deer stand roof? We have a list of liner remnants with reduced pricing. Download the flyer here to learn what is available at each location and the savings.
WAC Landscape Lighting offers a flexible tape light that adapts conveniently into your existing 12V systems. The lights have UV stabilized silicone seals that protect against water and dust. These flexible linear lights can be cut to any desired length at the end of a run. Learn more here.
Turf Equipment and Supply Company's online training portal is here for you and your team. This is great training for the winter months, onboarding new employees and/or educating yourself and your team. There are hundreds of courses online and more being added each month. Click here to sign up.