Jushi USA, headquartered in Irwindale, California, says the price increase of 7% applies to all shipments delivered on, or after, 1 July 2012.

“We continue to experience cost pressures in several areas," reports Alan Gardiner, Chief Operating Officer of Jushi USA.

"Increasing energy costs have affected manufacturing and contributed to price increases in overland and ocean freight. In addition, labour costs continue to rise.”

“A price increase is necessary to maintain our viability in the reinforcements market,” he adds.

Jushi USA, part of the Jushi Group of China, currently supplies reinforcements to all regions of the US and Canada.