TW Cylinders LLC, a division of Taylor-Wharton International LLC, has announced that surcharges have been reinstated on all invoices covering acetylene and high pressure cylinder shipments.

The company notes that the most recent basis for the adjustments are the direct pass-through of fuel surcharges currently charged by the freight carriers and other suppliers serving Taylor-Wharton’s factories and customers.

All Taylor-Wharton customers have signed acknowledgement documents confirming their obligation to pay surcharges related to raw materials, energy, fuel and other cost components which are assessed by the company’s suppliers. In an acknowledgement statement, the company noted that it ‘continues to make every effort to stabilise costs; however, for the foreseeable future, surcharges and increases from our suppliers will continue to be assessed and adjusted’.

Meanwhile Sherwood Valve LLC, a Division of Taylor-Wharton International, has also recently confirmed the consolidation of all manufacturing and assembly operations into the company’s Washington, Pennsylvania and Cleveland, Ohio facilities.

Current production processes at the Niagara Falls, NY factory will be relocated to Washington and Cleveland.

Roger Carlson, President of Sherwood Valve LLC, commented, “The consolidation of production from three to two facilities will yield significant manufacturing efficiencies, contribute to streamlined administration practices and generate opportunities to leverage raw materials, inventories, labour skills and similar processes among Sherwood’s multiple product lines.”

Product lines currently assembled and tested at Sherwood’s Niagara Falls factory include industrial valves, medical valves, SCUBA products, life support valves and propane valves and fittings.

Sherwood Valve LLC produces valves and fittings for all segments of the compressed gas industry including industrial, chlorine, medical, welding, specialty, semiconductor, life support, LPG and refrigeration.