Supply chain challenges have been rampant in many industries for most of 2021. What started in early spring as a few delays has transformed into full supply shortages and excessive shipping delays for many business owners. According to Bloomberg, these disruptions will continue to plague the country all the way into 2023. The main issue causing these challenges: dependency on overseas shipping. Across the board, all industries heavily rely on discounted materials from other countries. However, disruptions in access to materials and delivery have severely impacted the construction and agricultural markets. Here are the many challenges these businesses are facing and how America-made materials are the solution.
Impacts on Markets
In both construction and agriculture, product availability has been a challenge. As a result, prices of supplies have increased and projects have been put on hold altogether.
Projects small and large require supplies and manpower. Issues with blocked LA ports and delayed deliveries have made it extremely difficult for contractors to obtain raw materials such as steel and lumber. As a result, the prices for supplying these materials to ongoing projects have spiked and pushed project completion dates back several months. Making matters worse, companies that chose to use an east coast port have experienced trucking setbacks created by seasonal hurricanes and legislation.
The food supply chain has also seriously impacted growers all across the country. Typically, these businesses face common challenges like weather, pests, and seasonal changes. However, these supply chain challenges are making it extremely difficult to get the appropriate supplies to protect and nurture crops. Everything from covers to sheeting and even structural materials has been difficult to obtain from regular overseas suppliers. As a result, growers have had to alter the products that are harvesting or overproduce to meet high consumer demand and risk higher food waste.
Overcome Supply Chain Challenges with American-Made Materials
Although these supply chain challenges will remain in place for quite some time, there are options to help mitigate the impacts on your business. Purchasing American-made materials like those from Americover will not only give you increased product availability to meet all of your needs–it will also give you peace of mind. We stock and offer custom fabrication on a wealth of products made in the U.S., which allows us to deliver to you more quickly and more cost-effectively.
Top Construction Products
Reinforced Plastic Sheeting – Dura Skrim reinforced plastic sheeting is a top product for many builders and construction professionals. These come in several different sizes and thicknesses and are high puncture and tear-resistant.
Fire Retardant Plastic Sheeting – When fire retardant requirements are an issue at construction sites or facilities, durable and reliable fire retardant plastic sheeting is crucial. Americover products are built with enhanced tear resistance and are ideal for environments where building codes require a flame retardant product.
High-Density Polyethylene Liners – These liners are extremely important for providing resistance to UV and chemical exposure during projects. Americovers HDP liners are the most cost-effective and tear-resistant solution for projects that require low permeability and extended exposure to outdoor conditions.
Top Agricultural Products
Greenhouse Covers – In order to protect your crops from weather changes and seasonal storms, you need a reliable greenhouse cover. Those at Americover come in different sizes and can be customized to fit your structures.
Light Deprivation Tarps – As many growers have experienced, certain crops require light deprivation. Those tarps offered by Americover are specially designed for light deprivation greenhouse applications; they incorporate more carbon black to enhance the outdoor life expectancy and increase the light blocking capability.
Aquaponics Liners – For those using aquaponic or hydroponic processes, having a leak-proof liner is crucial. All Americover liners come in standard and custom sizes and are built to last.
Whether you need help finding a specific product like plastic sheeting or are looking for product recommendations, our dedicated account managers are available with solutions.
Trusted by Growers, Builders, and Distributors
Americover is the smart source for plastic and polyethylene sheeting. Trusted by contractors and distributors across construction and agriculture industries, our American-made products combine reliability with quality and innovation.
As an Americover customer, you will receive the personalized support of a dedicated account manager to simplify the ordering process and ensure the best solution for every one of your projects. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is here to answer your questions and fulfill orders Monday-Friday from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time. If you would like to speak with a representative, call us at 760-388-6294 or contact us.