Being popular has always been one of those traits that people oddly yearn for. Why is it so important for us to be liked by everyone? Why can’t we just be content with our lives as they are, and not worry about what others think? Regardless of if you’re a people-pleaser or not, having this Lufkin Tape Measure in your toolbox will no doubt grab people’s attention and impress their socks off.
This month, parents across the country are busy gathering new school supplies and packing lunches for the new school year. As they try to accept the fact that their children are growing older, here are a few tips to get them through this back-to-school month: * Plan coffee & lunch dates with friends * Do a deep-clean of your house (and unused toys!) * Pull out your Lufkin Tape Measure to see how tall your children grew this summer! (actually, these tape measures only measure diameters. so you better go grab a regular one!)
Today is a day that will catch everyone by surprise . . . it’s National Tape Measure Day! How can you decorate for a super-kitsch party to celebrate this tool? * Make garlands out of soft tape measures * Play “Guess The Measurement of (insert item here)” * Send everyone home with a swag bag full of a variety of tape measures, including this Lufkin Tape Measure:
Most people see the official “beginning of summer” as Memorial Day weekend. Schools are finishing up, the weather is (finally) getting warmer, and pools are opening! Do you know another sign that it’s summer? Pulling out your Lufkin Tape Measure. Okay, that probably doesn’t quite connect in most people’s heads. Tape measures = Summer? It’s okay – not everything has to make sense! But it’s undeniable that a Lufkin Tape Measure will be a great thing to have handy for your summer projects.
We can finally say that the first week of spring is here- which means goodbye to the cold and snow, and hello to warmer days and rain showers! What better way to celebrate the season of rebirth and growth than to hand out a Lufkin tape measure. One fun way to use it this spring is to see how much the tree trunks in your yard have grown in diameter this past year. What are other unique ways can you use a Lufkin tape measure this season?
Going to the fair is so much fun for kids and adults alike. Rides, games, and junk food make for an exciting day. What is your favorite thing to do at the fair? – Eat funnel cakes – Having a try at winning a stuffed animal – Riding the ferris wheel (did you know that if you bring your Lufkin tape measure you might be able to find out the diameter of it? Okay, that would need to be a super-long tape measure, but it’s worth a shot!)
It’s the start of a new year, which means it’s time to clean out your house (and your life), and get rid of things that aren’t necessary. Today is National Clean Off Your Desk Day, so it’s the perfect day to kick-start your cleaning. Here are some good tips for saying good-bye to items that don’t serve a purpose in your life: – Start small (just do your desk today, then move onto your closets, garage, etc.) – Divide items into 3 categories: keep; donate; throw away – Rule of thumb: If you didn’t use it last year, odds are you won’t use it this year either – Please make sure you don’t throw away your Lufkin tape measure– that comes in handy everyday!
Unfortunately, there are none in stock anywhere. Lufkin doesn’t even have any.
They have continually moved back their ship date since January 2022. At this point, I won’t be happy until they tell us that they shipped us some tapes.
I don’t know whether it is a raw material shortage, labor shortage, or otherwise. This problem has existed for 12 months now. I can’t imagine what the problem might be with Lufkin/Apex.
Yes. Definitely. The Pi-Cobra tapes are an excellent substitute. The T217-6654 measures pipe diameters up to 38 inches, in 100ths of an inch. Your imprint can even be put on both sides of the case, at an extra charge. It is also available in metric scale (T217-6657).
In 2021 and still in 2022, there are widespread supply chain issues worldwide. Many products that are made in China have had 2 problems making it to the United States. First of all, is their labor problem. Covid 19 outbreaks have closed down Chinese factories at least twice since 2019. Secondly, transportation issues have been another major issue. The price of shipping has increased drastically, and the port of Los Angeles had a bottleneck issue several months ago.
All these issues have contributed to the dramatic slowdown of raw materials and
finished products. Pipe diameter tape measures are no exception. Lufkin makes the most popular one, and has shipped only a small amount of inventory in the last 12 months to its distributors. At this point, August 2022, the future of more shipments is uncertain. An alternative diameter tape is made in China, the Pi-Cobra Diameter Tape. Shipments are due in the United States shortly, but maybe not soon enough or big enough to satisfy the need of customers.
A Pipe Diameter Tape Measure is used by oil companies and Water utility companies. The oil companies are doing very well right now, due to the profitability of oil drilling. So their need for these tapes is higher than the supply. This is driving up the price of the Pi-Cobra tapes. Hopefully, this supply chain problem will soon come to an end.
Since December 1, 2021, the Lufkin Diameter Tape Measure has disappeared from all retail shelves. Why? I am guessing it is because of the widespread supply chain issues. Every industry has been affected by this problem in 2021. The procurement of steel has been a problem, according to “Cheddar News” on October 18, 2021. The price of steel has also gone up.
The good news is here:
We expect to receive inventory of the Lufkin Diameter Tape Measure in April 2022. We plan to fill the back orders that have piled up since December soon. There are Chinese diameter tapes available now, but many customers would rather wait for the beloved Lufkin tapes.