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Episode #59, More Supply Chain Woes with Bob Confer

Spa panels being made at Confer Manufacturing

If you’ve learned more about the global supply chain in the last year than ever before, you’re not alone. Today we’re talking to Bob Confer from Confer Plastics in North Tonawanda, New York. Confer supplies the hot tub industry with a variety of blow-molded plastics products like steps and hot tub siding. In addition to sharing more about his company and how it got started, Confer talks us through the plastics manufacturing process and why the February freeze in Texas was so devastating to plastic production. This will cause yet one more stress on hot tub manufacturing as OEMs have a hard time getting products from Bob and other plastic goods suppliers like PVC pipes.

You can read more about this in SpaRetailer here.

If you have a subscription to The Wall Street Journal, you can read the entire article referenced in this episode here.