What a crazy year it's been! We just wanted to share a quick update with what's going on currently here at LFD.
We are currently rolling out price increases on some items and modifying our product offerings. This is the first price increase we've pushed out in the four years since we started this division. We've seen raw material prices rise dramatically in the past few months, coupled with some material shortages as well. We are constantly working with our suppliers and working hard to try to stay on top of material availability.
One major change to our product line, we are discontinuing all aluminum roof rack products and introducing 100% stainless steel grade 304 options in their place for those looking for a rust proof product. The weight difference between the aluminum and stainless steel products is not significant, only 2.5 pounds per crossbar, but rigidity is greatly increased. Stainless steel will never rust even if the paint is scratched.
On the new product development side, we're working hard on our Tacoma right now, and are beginning to work on our Tundra. We're close to wrapping up (for now) our 4Runner and GX product lines with only a few outstanding engineering projects there. We've also got some exciting new products we're teaming up on with some other companies that we're really looking forward to. As always, please let us know if there is a product we don't currently make that you'd like to see!
We have added personnel in both production and shipping to keep up with the increased demand and are working on trying to stock more products and reducing lead times.
Thank you all for your continued support, and we look forward to the rest of 2021!
Our 2nd Gen Tacoma out in the field evaluating our new sliders, bumper, skids, and bed rack system