I have all of my supplies made from metal that is US made, but i know it is important to buy products made here to support the people in our country; All of us need job security as well as food on the table just love almost everyone else around the world.
I tell all of my clients that all of my products are made here in America as well as certified domestic, unfortunately, I had to buy supplies that were imported for my last job.
I needed 18 gauge 3 inch double loop wire ties, the 18 gauge double loop wire ties were the only products that were going to labor for this job. I had to get the supplies hastily as well as I could not wait until the American made 18 gauge double loop wire ties were back in stock so I substituted them with an imported product. I never told the customer that I made the changes, but I did reflect the difference in her bill, because there is a significant price difference between American made as well as imported steel products. I’m not sure if I did the right thing or not. This was a one time deal. I do not want to alarm my customers as well as make them know that I’m using imported products in all of their jobs. I’ve chosen to stay quiet as well as that’s what I have to do. It entirely is too late to let the cat out of the bag, however now the structure has already been erected as well as business has moved on. At this point, I know it would do much more harm than good to inform the owner of the building about the changes.