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Old 03-28-2018, 07:42 AM   #1
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Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

Just curious, does anyone know what affect the steel and aluminum teriffs might have on Airstream?
We already own a Sport but you never know.
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Old 03-29-2018, 05:45 AM   #2
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Question asked on one of the AS tours I took last week and we were told tariffs would have no impact on Airstream. All of the aluminum is sourced from Alcoa, either US or Canada
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Although the panels may not be affected, many of the parts will be.
I work in a manufacturing-based industry and we are being told to expect price increases from suppliers.

I am sure that the sinks, water heaters, refrigerators, wire, electronics, and other parts going into an Airstream may be increasing.

Right now we are hearing figures between 5-8 range to a 15+% range from various customers and suppliers.
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Alcoa has three smelters in Canada so those imports will have a tariff on them. Prices will rise of course. Tarrifs of any kind do not help any countries economy.
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The tariffs are a short term business ploy to get rid of trade taxes. This will all go away shortly. The sky ism't falling.
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I will happily pay more if it means more men and women in this country can get a good paying job.
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Although the panels may not be affected, many of the parts will be.
I work in a manufacturing-based industry and we are being told to expect price increases from suppliers.

I am sure that the sinks, water heaters, refrigerators, wire, electronics, and other parts going into an Airstream may be increasing.

Right now we are hearing figures between 5-8 range to a 15+% range from various customers and suppliers.
Sales of manufacturing machinery in the US are exploding. Its about time some of this work came back.
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The company I work for goes thru literally tons of aluminum sheet & extrusion weekly. We have eliminated at least one product line because of the tariffs.
We have trucks in 2 - 3 x a week from Toronto.
The tariffs will impact us greatly.
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Hi

One of the basic tricks of business these days is to "lock in" prices for a fairly long period of time ( like a year). That lets Airstream price a trailer back in May and be able to sell it for a year at that price. Who knows how that will all work with this and that ...

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