The following is a letter from LASCO Fittings: "Our industry has reached 'The Perfect Storm', as it relates to dramatic changes in the Demand/Supply equation for PVC products. As shown with the recent run-up of crude oil and natural gas, we become acutely aware of: Increasing raw material costs Tight supply Strong global demand VCM (Vinyl Chloride Monomer), the basic foundation for PVC resin is forecasted to double in demand over the next 3 years, worldwide. With strong growth in offshore needs, global supply relative to global demand has narrowed considerably. Notwithstanding the supply situation, we see a sharp increase in the costs of Chlorine as well. This Chlor-Alkali chemical comprises 57% of PVC material. While, Ethylene the other basic component of PVC makes up 43% of the raw material. This ingredient is derived primarily from natural gas. The pure economics of the PVC resin industry shows restrictive planned new facilities or expansion of existing plants. Thus a squeeze on availability for the next 18 months is predicted. Effective 12-6-04, we will increase our PVC Schedule 40 fitting list price by 10%. Details will follow shortly. We thank you in advance for understanding an industry-wide situation." Okay... we knew prices were going up, but now will we be passing this on to our clients? Are these increases going to affect you, or will you just shrug them off?