Playgrounds and their suppliers have recently been impacted by a global supply chain crisis, issues stemming from a combination cargo ships, trucks, and raw material shortages. Many of you, our loyal customers and members of vibrant communities, have noticed longer than usual lead times, shipping delays, and price increases on park products. We looked further into this crisis that has caused product shortages, backlogs and higher prices, as reported by CBS News. Read on to see how supply chain issues have affected parks and our business.
While the global supply chain issues are even causing problems here on American soil, there are still many benefits to buying domestically through MRC and our wide range of manufacturers. All of our GameTime commercial playground equipment is proudly manufactured in Fort Payne, Alabama at our half-a-million square-foot facility. Our facility has been internationally recognized for its history of upholding ISO standards, for continuous improvement of product quality and environmental management. While longer than typical lead times have become a norm industrywide, and may remain so extending into 2022, we are ecstatic with our domestic partner’s forward-thinking to secure raw materials such as steel, aluminum, and plastic to prevent an inability or slowdown to manufacturing.
We share this information in the hopes that we can help everyone understand how global supply chain issues are affecting parks. We want to help you all get through this crisis and understand what may be happening with your playground. Reach out to us today by clicking the button below if you have any further questions or concerns. We are here to help!
Cox, Jeff. Economists expect shipping problems to linger well into 2022. CNBC, Oct. 25, 2021.