TO: All Hughes Brothers, Inc. Representatives
RE: Coronavirus Supply Chain Update
As most of you are probably aware the current corona virus is hitting China extremely hard. We have had several people ask for updates on our supply chain and if the virus is impacting it.
We have for many years been working towards 100% Made in America. At this time, we are at 99.5% American. Of the 0.5% material that is imported, most of that is in the distribution category. If necessary, we will likely be able to make some of that material ourselves or find alternatives.
If the small amount of castings and hardware becomes an issue we will let you know and will produce a list. In the meantime, please let everyone know that we are currently not being affected by the shutdown in China.
Please let me know if you have any questions and please keep those impacted by the virus in your prayers.
Timothy J. Hughes
Exec. VP of Sales
HUGHES BROTHERS, INC.
Standard Items: 4-6 Weeks
Made to Order: 5-6 Weeks
Davit Lead Times: 6-8 Weeks
Fiberglass: 4 Weeks
Please be aware that some of these are dependent upon availability of raw materials.
Please read our quoted lead times carefully!
Upcoming Trade Shows
Hughes Brothers will be at several trade shows this year. If you plan on attending, let us know! Please make sure you bring customers by our booth and contact us to set up meetings and/or dinners with them, as well.
NRECA TechAdvantage in New Orleans,LA | March 2-4
NWPPA in Reno, NV | April 7-9
IEEE in Chicago, IL | April 21-23
RMEL in Austin, TX | May 10-14
SEE in Grapevine, TX | June 24-26
Midwest Transmission Conference in Midot, ND | September 21