With the recent political whirlwind that has permeated the HVAC industry, many suppliers, manufacturers and contractors are in a state of flux. We are all waiting to see how things play out in the metals market after Trump administration’s March 8 announcement of new import tariffs on steel and aluminum.
Whether you’re a buyer of foreign or domestic steel, it’s pretty clear that everyone is seeing higher prices as well as allocation threats from mills. Unfortunately, all the particulars are out of our control. However, the decision of how we strategically react and proceed is solely up to our own respective companies.