News and updates about products, availability, prices, and future plans. Stay up to date as we move forward.
March 17th, 2022
We all know staying informed is important. The latest information can help us make important business decisions. Rather than fill up your inboxes with emails, we opted to create this News and Updates page. As a small business, we understand the importance of knowing what is coming down the pipeline, how it will impact our suppliers, and ultimately, our customers.
We will be posting updates here periodically to keep you informed so that you can make the best possible decisions for your operation, and plan ahead for the future. We will also be posting some important information here shortly that we think long time customers and new customers will be happy to hear. Until then, we wish our customers the best and look forward to helping however we can during this time of uncertainty.
June 8th, 2022 – Heater element price increase
As of June 9th, there will be a small price increase in our heating elements. Heating elements use Nichrome wire, the supply of which has fluctuated drastically through the pandemic and in response to current geopolitical instability. While some U.S. Manufacturers had stockpiled sufficient quantities of materials like nichrome wire before the current period of market instability, many simply did not. As a result, there is a shortage of materials, particularly this wire, that is causing the price increase.
While we do not like to raise prices, we don’t know any other way to continue offering them without a small increase. TRC Industries has held off raising prices, with the hopes that it was a temporary shortage of wire. In the mean time, we appreciate your understanding. To get the most out of your heating elements, avoid over-tightening the set screw on the heater blocks, and check often to make sure lead wires are not rubbing against the side walls of the machine.
To find the most current prices on parts for your TRC Strip Cutter, please visit https://trcind.com/replacement-parts/ .