We have talked to many members of the marketplace across the country, and we are hearing the same things. Increased costs, severely increased lead times [up to 26 weeks, in some cases], limitations on finishes and uncertain delivery timelines.
The smartBOX product lines are all manufactured in Tempe, Arizona in a state-of-the-art factory. Our lead times are currently 30 days for phoneBOX products and no more than 60 days for workPods and case goods.
It would seem that Office Furniture is not the only thing that is challenging industry professionals with their return to office plans. Great article by Jeff Green published on October 15th, 2021 on Bloomberg shared below details a very complete scenario of what we are facing.