Below is a letter from the President of Hillside Plastics, Peter Haas.
Dear Sugarhill® Customer,
As you may know, Hurricane Harvey created record damage to the petrochemical industry since it made landfall in Texas. The impact of the storm has been substantial creating significant outages and logistics challenges. The lingering flooding continues to pose a threat to the plastic bottle industry via disruption in supply. As a direct result of the damage created by Hurricane Harvey, our resin suppliers declared Force Majeure earlier in September.
We having been doing everything in our power to secure back-up stocks, shift logistics to find alternate means to avoid interruption of supply, etc. Thus far, despite being on Force Majeure allocation, we have been successful in preventing any significant interruptions to our customers. Our priority continues to be to do everything we can to continue to provide you quality product with minimal interruption of supply.
This situation has resulted in substantial cost increases for HDPE resin and the logistics to have it delivered to our facility. To that end, we must increase prices by 10%, effective with shipments on 10/1/17 and thereafter.
As always, we sincerely appreciate your business and understanding of this necessary increase.
262 Millers Falls Road
Turners Falls, MA 01376