2022 Labor Rates
All of us at Smith Engineering would like to thank you for your business and commitment to our partnership during what has been a very difficult 2021 for many of our businesses and employees personally. We hope that 2022 will be a very profitable year for all and we can return to the thriving marketplace that we all experienced pre-pandemic.
Smith Engineering strives to provide exceptional service, as well as the highest of quality and consistency in our DI regenerations. Due to volatility in the chemical exchange market, increased fuel prices, increased labor rates and added restrictions due to Covid19, we have endured considerable cost increases. Although we strive to control the cost of service, we are required at this time to institute a price increase to our DI Exchange and Service rates in order to maintain the service level and operational performance that our customer base requires.
Effective January 1st of 2022, our DI Exchange rates for Two Bed and Mixed Bed service will increase by approximately 9.0% for all tank sizes.
Additionally, effective January 1st of 2022, we will increase our service labor rates. A cost saving incentive is available for our contracted customers. Customers entering a formal service agreement will receive a reduced labor rate for the length of the agreement. Please see below for an explanation of the labor rate increase.
Standard labor rate: (7am – 3:30pm, M-F) $150.00/hour
Overtime rate: (3:30pm – 7am, M-F) $225.00/hour
Saturday rate: $300/hour with a 4-hour minimum charge
Sunday, Holidays rate: $350/hour with a 4-hour minimum charge
Customers that Sign into a Service Agreement
Standard labor rate: (7am – 3:30pm, M-F) $140.00/hour
Overtime rate: (3:30pm – 7am, M-F) $210.00/hour
Saturday rate: $275/hour with a 4-hour minimum charge
Sunday, Holidays rate: $325/hour with a 4-hour minimum charge
For more information about service agreements and/or the service labor price increase please contact Smith Engineering’s Service Manager, Steven Bass at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-448-0573/612-297-9130.
Contractual agreements in place will continue until the expiration dates are reached. We hope you are understanding of this price change as a means to maintain the level of service required for your company’s operational excellence.
Should you have any questions regarding this letter please feel free to contact me or reach out to your Smith Engineering representative.