Precision Custom Molding and Manufacturing

Aerospace, Military, Energy, Transportation, Critical OEM

AS9100D Certified

  A Woman Owned Small Business
Submitted by Team Engineering Tue, 09/29/2020 - 08:50

COVID-19 IMPACT

American Precision Products falls under the Defense Industrial Base Essential Critical Infrastructure category as defined by the Department of Homeland Security and will endeavor to remain open during this crisis (2020.03.20).

We are not accepting any unscheduled visits by vendors or customers at this time.  Please Contact us to schedule any necessary appointments.

All visitors must be masked at all times.

We are continually working to overcome delays and keep our customer's informed of any impacts.

Current Impacts:

Raw material shortages and often daily price increase (see below).

Shipping delays and unexpected costs both domestic and overseas remain an issue.  Overseas shipping delays of 2-3 weeks have occurred on air shipments.  In order to mitigate delays on time critical programs, we are arranging to break shipments up and ship by multiple methods. This does increase shipping costs.

Vendor and supplier delays are improving dramatically but certain materials are still delayed or in short supply.

We are still seeing unexpected delays when our own employees must take time off to quarantine while waiting on test results or after being infected.

Update 2021/02/17 Material Shortages, Delay and price increases:

Nylon 6/6 shortages and delays mostly unrelated to COVID-19  There are currently world wide shortages due to increased demand, shortages of base components as well as global  weather events and COVID-19.  We are able to procure small lots of material but large orders are seeing delays and price increases.

Almost all Dupont products are in short supply or completely unavailable.  Update 2/19 --  Dupont issued a Force Majeure statement February 19<sup>th</sup> on Zytel® (including Zytel® HTN and Zytel® Specialty Nylons), Crastin®, Rynite®, Selar®, Minlon®, Pipelon. 

Severe delays and shortages of many plastics and the raw/base materials to make them.  We are seeing and being warned of daily price increases and schedule changes.  We foresee long term issues in the plastics supply chain that could take the rest of the year to trickle through.

Update 2020/11/20:

With political changes here in the US we expect more typical and predictable import costs from China for next year.  COVID-19 will still play a role of course with fewer international flights.  Shipping by sea has not been greatly impacted.