ALP Announces Price Increase

Justification: Steel up 20-23%


From: A.L.P. Lighting Components, Inc. []
Sent: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 4:03 PM

Subject: Price Increase Announcement




Dear Valued Customer,

The cost of raw materials has increased dramatically both in the USA and around the world (click here to read more). Steel, for example, has increased an estimated 20-23%.  Unfortunately, this requires us to announce a price increase for certain products, effective on orders placed and invoiced on or after March 14, 2011. Also due to this volatility, we must terminate all active prices on wiring devices, effective immediately. In the future, prices for this category will be established on an as-quoted basis. 

We anticipate having your new price lists available around the first week in March. For planning purposes, increases will be in the following ranges:

High Bays

7.1 to 7.4%


Styrene / Acrylic Products

4 to 8%

RDIs (Unassembled)

7.5 to 9%



4 to 8%

RDIs (Assembled)

5.8 to 6.7%


Fiberglass Housings

3 to 4%

EL Troffers

18.7 to 19%



5 to 10%

KDS / SEP Strips

17.5 to 18.5%


Purchased Components

5 to 10%

Wrap Bodies

19 to 19.5%





We understand that some customers may wish to build inventory prior to the price increase. Under those circumstances, we will work with you on an individual basis, factoring in both available material and production capacity.

We assure you that we are doing everything possible to keep these increases at the lowest possible levels. Please contact your BBS sales manager or your customer service representative if you have any questions. Thank you for your continued support and understanding through these unprecedented challenges.





Sal Casas
Business Unit Manager

Steve Dix
Vice President and Business Manager
Plastic Enclosures, Louvers and
Formed Plastics

Tom Barnes
Vice President and Business Manager LexaLite® Optical Products